endangered species act
By John Dyer
US officials say legal hunting of some species helps to discourage poaching and keep populations from interfering with humans and livestock — but a pair of researchers say that's partly a myth.
The Obama Administration Just Made It Virtually Impossible for Hunters to Import African Lion Trophies
By Matt Smith
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has put two sub-species of lion under federal endangered species protection five months after the killing of an iconic African lion set off global outrage.
By VICE News
California farmers have been cut off from surface water supplies amidst a historic drought, in part because state and federal agencies say the river water is needed to protect the habitat of an endangered fish.
The animal rights group has filed a lawsuit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service, alleging the agency allows the importation of endangered rhinos and elephants in exchange for donations to conservations groups.
An agency within the US Department of Agriculture killed black bears, mountain lions, grey wolves, and even bald eagles in an effort to curb losses in the agricultural sector.
Legislators say gray wolf populations have rebounded and are no longer in need of federal protections — a claim rejected by the courts.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Monday it will begin a year-long evaluation of whether or not the insect should be placed under federal protection due to habitat loss, disease, and climate change.
Among the protesters is Rod Coronodo, a former Animal Liberation Front activist, jailed for setting fire to an animal research facility.
Global animal populations dropped 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, driven largely by high levels of consumption in rich nations and at the expense of poor ones.