A Michigan trophy hunter’s permit to bring the skull, skin and horns from a critically endangered black rhinoceros he shot in Africa to the U.S. will likely be approved by the Trump administration, according to a report by The Associated Press. Chris Peyerk, of Shelby Township, Mich., applied for the import permit in April. The “applicant requests a permit to […]

via Trump administration reportedly approves trophy hunter’s permit for endangered rhino remains — WKRN News 2

The NY Times reports Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nation’s benchmark environmental law. Read more at Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning – The […]

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EarthJustice News Release More than 400,000 people and dozens of local tribal, government, business, and national recreation groups have flooded the U.S. Forest Service with comments opposing its plan to undo safeguards that prevent clearcutting and road building in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The comment period ends Tuesday. Read more at Trump Administration Blasted for […]

via Trump Administration Blasted for Plan to Allow Old-growth Clearcutting in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest | Earthjustice — Natural History Wanderings

ProPublica reports During a summer 2019 hunting trip, Donald Trump Jr. killed a rare argali sheep. The Mongolian government issued him a hunting permit retroactively and he met with the country’s president. Read more Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep — ProPublica

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The Trump administration announced that the remains of elephants legally hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia can now be imported to the United States as trophies, reversing a ban under former president Barack Obama. African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that large […]

via Trump reverses ban on African elephant trophy imports to US — Americans-in-Africa.com