Q&A with Dr. Shari Wilcox of Defenders of Wildlife — The Jaguar

This is a special post, and one that I’m excited to share. It’s a Q&A with Dr. Shari Wilcox: Texas Representative at Defenders of Wildlife, and an expert on wild felid (cat) conservation in the United States-Mexico borderlands. Our conversation focuses on a species of cat called the ocelot.

Q&A with Dr. Shari Wilcox of Defenders of Wildlife — The Jaguar

This is a video about a turquoise-browed motmot in Costa Rica. From the American Ornithological Society Publications Office: Goodbye northwestern crow, hello Mexican duck Updates to the official list of North and Central American bird species June 30, 2020 The latest supplement to the American Ornithological Society’s Checklist of North and Middle American Birds, published […]

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ThisMustangLife.com “Wild Lands Wild Horses” is an exploratory docu-series traveling across 10 states within 150M+ acres of public lands. Wild Horse advocate and photographer, Jamie Baldanza & Deb Lee Carson, transports us through America’s western landscape bringing national awareness to the majestic lives and politically complicated lives of America’s Wild Horse. America’s wild horses are […]

via Wild Lands Wild Horses — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Message from Equine Advocates Take Action: Our Wild Horses and Burros Need Your Help The Bureau of Land Management is still working to get Congressional approval for its “Path Forward” plan. We at Equine Advocates (and Wild Horse Freedom Federation) strongly oppose this plan, as it is more of a path “backward” for our nation’s […]

via URGENT: America’s Wild Horses and Burros are on the verge of EXTINCTION — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Dear Kevin, The state of Washington has killed 31 endangered wolves since 2012. Of those, 26 were shot in the Colville National Forest of northeast Washington on behalf of the same cattle rancher—Diamond M Ranch—which grazes its cattle across 78,000 acres of federal public lands.The specifics are horrifying and barbaric: First, in 2012, the Washington […]

via Slaughter of wolves on national forests only possible because of Forest Service complicity–Let’s make sure these unnecessary killings are a catalyst for coexistence with wolves throughout the American West!!! — Eslkevin’s Blog

Defenders of Nature News Release The Trump administration announced that it will finalize new regulations that roll back protections against extreme methods of killing predators and other wildlife in Alaska national preserves. National preserves are managed by the National Park Service (NPS) like national parks, except hunting and fishing are permitted. NPS’s new regulations for […]

via Trump Administration Finalizes Extreme Predator Hunting Rules in Alaska National Preserves — Natural History Wanderings

Direct Comments to the BLM by Charlotte Roe May 17, 2020 Malheur Field Manager Vale District BLM 100 Oregon St. Vale, OR 97918 Submitted by email to: BLM_OR_Vale_WHB@blm.gov Subject: Barren Valley Complex Population Management Plan (DOI-BLM-ORWA-V000-2019-0040-EA) I am submitting these comments on the Draft EA for the Barren Valley Complex (BVC) in southeastern Oregon. The […]

via Comments on the Draft Wild Horse Population Management Plan for the Barren Valley Complex — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

From The Colorado Sun (Jason Blevins): A promise of support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund bolsters the year-long campaign to protect the Garfield County lake and its surrounding acres from development The U.S. Forest Service last week released its list of top priority land acquisitions for 2021 and the purchase of 488 acres […]

via USFS announced that the purchase of land around #Colorado’s Sweetwater Lake is among its top 10 acquisition priorities for 2021 #LWCF — Coyote Gulch

From Aspen Journalism (Heather Sackett): Through the release of water it owns in Ruedi Reservoir, Garfield County will help endangered fish species in an often-depleted section of the Colorado River. Garfield County will lease 350 acre-feet of water annually over the next five years to the Colorado Water Conservation Board under the CWCB’s instream-flow program. […]

via Garfield County to lease its Ruedi Reservoir water to help endangered fish in #ColoradoRiver — @AspenJournalism #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch