‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall

Butterflies, Conservation, Extinction, Trump, Trump Administration, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

‘Death sentence’: butterfly sanctuary to be bulldozed for Trump’s border wall

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/13/butterfly-sanctuary-border-wall-mission-texas?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

By Helen Briggs
BBC News

Northern white rhino

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One of the last remaining rhinos of its kind

The world’s in the midst of an extinction crisis, with plants and animals being lost at a rate not seen since the demise of the dinosaurs. At the end of a key international conference, BBC News spoke to Cristiana Pașca Palmer, executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, about global efforts to stem the destruction of nature – and what individuals can do.

 

The United Nations biodiversity chief on why extinction is a “silent killer” and deserves more attention.

via Extinction crisis: Five things you should know — BBC News – Science & Environment

Extinction crisis: Five things you should know — BBC News – Science & Environment

Extinct, Extinction, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Source: BuffaloFieldCampaign.org “At SFTHH our main thrust is the plight of our American Equines, be they wild or domestic, but in our battle against government agencies and bureaucracies, hell bent on destroying wildlife, we see other species that are suffering similar struggles. When such issues are brought to our attention, as with the horses and […]

via Report Back from the IBMP Meeting — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Report Back from the IBMP Meeting — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Bison, BLM, Buffalo, Interior Department, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Recently, 18 Latin American countries and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) came up with a new plan to save jaguars (Panthera onca): the Jaguar 2030 Roadmap. Part of the new strategy to conserve the Americas’ largest cat included the establishment of the first ever International Jaguar Day. Today, November 29, is that day. In this press […]

via Celebrating the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

Celebrating the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

Big Cats, Wildlife, Conservation, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Trafficking, Jaguars, Wildlife Protection, Illegal Wildlife Trade, International Jaguar Day

Source: Buffalo Field Campaign Putting it mildly. A female buffalo expresses her people’s sentiment towards the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service. Buffalo Field Campaign’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit continues to divulge more evidence of how unfit the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is in having any role […]

via Bastard Buffalo? The Gross Disrespect of USDA-APHIS — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Bastard Buffalo? The Gross Disrespect of USDA-APHIS — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Bison, Buffalo, USDA-APHIS, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection, Yellowstone

Today is #GivingTuesday: a day set aside to donate to non-profit groups. There are countless non-profits around the globe who are working to make this world a better place, and giving to any of them would be great. However, since this is a blog about wild cats, why not support the tireless organizations who are […]

via Support Wild Cats on #GivingTuesday — The Jaguar

Support Wild Cats on #GivingTuesday — The Jaguar

#GivingTuesday, Big Cats, Conservation, Uncategorized, Wildlife Conservation

A recent press release from the conservation organization Panthera contains exciting news. The 18 jaguar range countries in Latin America, along with a host of concerned organizations – including Panthera, the WWF, the WCS, and the UNDP – have agreed on a new plan to save jaguars. They are calling this plan the “Jaguar 2030 […]

via Introducing the new Jaguar 2030 Conservation Roadmap, and the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

Introducing the new Jaguar 2030 Conservation Roadmap, and the First International Jaguar Day — The Jaguar

Big Cats, Conservation, Jaguars, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation

Conservationists have released footage and photographs of the world’s rarest rhino, which counts fewer than 70 members among its population and is confined to a single national park in Indonesia. While camera-trap images of the Javan rhino have occasionally surfaced, a WWF spokesperson says the photographs released Monday are only the third manually captured set…

via Watch Rare Footage of the World’s Most Endangered Rhino — TIME

Watch Rare Footage of the World’s Most Endangered Rhino — TIME

Animals, Endangered Species, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

“We’ve already seen Zinke put politics over science in Endangered Species Act decisions, from the Pacific walrus in Alaska to boreal toads in Colorado,” WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today to expose a secretive program that denies Endangered Species Act protection to imperiled species like the Pacific walrus. Today’s lawsuit, […]

via Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Lawsuit Targets Zinke’s Secretive Program Undermining Wildlife Protection — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

BLM, Ryan Zinke, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

Farmers will receive 100% compensation for any damages caused by bears, wolves and other wild carnivores.

via EU moves to protect large carnivores — BBC News – Science & Environment

EU moves to protect large carnivores — BBC News – Science & Environment

Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection