No Room For Horses?

SOURCE: The Wildlife News By Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project When Erik Molvar of Western Watersheds Project (WWP) and Val Cecama-Hogsett of Citizens Against Equine Slaughter (CAES) met at a law conference in the spring of 2016, they had differing views of wild horses but they also had one clear common goal: to change the […]

via Environmental and Wild Horse Advocates Agree: Livestock are the Problem on Western Ranges — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

This is about as sick as it can get-Last Orangutan killed in a barroom brawl!

Naturalists have confirmed that the last surviving Bornean orangutan has been killed during a violent brawl in a pub in Whitechapel, East London. The critically endangered creature was sitting at a corner table with two of its keepers from London Zoo, who were transporting it to Whipsnade for a veterinary procedure, when a […]

via Last surviving Bornean orangutan killed in Whitechapel bar brawl. — The Whitechapel Whelk

Extremely Scary Statistics…time to really get worried!

Today’s post is dedicated to listing the current species that are under the Critically Endangered (CR) conservation status, according to the World Wildlife Fund. What does Critically Endangered (CR) mean? A: Critically Endangered (CR) is the conservation status given to a species that face the highest risk of becoming extinct. This means that a species has passed the Vulnerable (VU) status, as well as […]

via List of Critically Endangered Species —

NOT GOOD NEWS!

More than 100,000 African elephants have been killed in the past three years by poachers and every year more than 1000 endangered African and Asian rhinos are shot or trapped. It’s part of a global trade in wildlife worth billions, run by armed and well-organised criminal syndicates. John Scanlon leads the global fight […]

via Endangered animals under increased threat: Expert — judyachienggenet

REDWOODS THREATENED!

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Lawsuit Challenges Highway Widening Through Ancient California Redwoods Unnecessary Caltrans Project Would Destroy Iconic Trees in Richardson Grove EUREKA, Calif.— Environmental groups and local residents today sued the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for approving a highway-widening project that would damage or destroy 1,000- to 2,000-year-old redwood trees in […]

via Lawsuit Challenges Highway Widening Through Ancient California Redwoods — Natural History Wanderings

EPA Gives Notice To Dozens Scientific Advisory Board Members  — Natural History Wanderings

The Washington Post reports The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency. Read full story at: EPA just gave notice to […]

via EPA Gives Notice To Dozens Scientific Advisory Board Members  — Natural History Wanderings