Feds Finalize Plan to Open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling — KTLA

The Trump administration announced Thursday its final plan to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, giving the petroleum industry access to the pristine wildland for the first time. The plan would allow oil leasing on 1.56 million acres of the 19-million-acre refuge. The proposal — which would open the entire coastal plain…

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Trump Administration Approved Importation of Lion Trophy From Tanzania, Documents Show — KTLA

A lion trophy from Tanzania has been approved for import to the US, the first such case since lions began receiving protections in January 2016 as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a conservation group says. Documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity via a Freedom of Information Act Request and shared…

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Trump Administration Opens Door To Dropping Florida’s Key Deer From Endangered List — News : NPR

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials recommended that Key Deer be “delisted due to recovery,” but advocates say the Key Deer population was hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. (Image credit: Greg Allen/NPR)

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Top Dem Puts Hold On Trump Interior Nominee, Requests DOJ Perjury Probe — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Huffington Post Daniel Jorjani, the nominee to serve as the Interior Department’s top lawyer, appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on May 2. Sen. Ron Wyden said Daniel Jorjani, who has been nominated to be the agency’s top lawyer, may have lied to Congress. By Chris D’Angelo Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) […]

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Can Jaguar Conservation be Profitable? — The Jaguar

When one thinks of wildlife conservation, it’s tempting to think of non-profit organizations and government agencies. After all, that’s who does much of the front-lines conservation work. Biologist Ron Pulliam is trying something different: a for-profit company.

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Demand an End to the War on Wolves — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: The Center of Biological Diversity “Here at SFTHH our main concerns lie with the future safety and welfare of Equines be they domestic or wild but with that said, our love for all creatures great and small is not diminished by our hooved focus. So many times you will see articles, here, regarding the […]

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Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s War on Wildlife — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Hannah Rider as published on Westwise Acting Interior Secretary has stripped protections to speed drilling and mining Thursday, Acting Secretary David Bernhardt underwent his confirmation hearing to officially become Interior Secretary. He will likely face a final vote in the Senate next month. As a lobbyist and lawyer for oil, gas, and mining corporations, David […]

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Federal Agency’s Plan to Remove Gray Wolves from Endangered Species Act Sparks Battle — KTLA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmentalists are at war over the agency’s latest plan to strip gray wolves of their federal protections and turn management of the often-reviled predators over to states and tribes. “If the agency’s proposal gets finalized, we will see them in court,” Michael Robinson, a spokesman for the Center for…

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1,100 Mutilated Dolphin Bodies Have Washed Up on France’s Beaches — TIME

(PARIS) — The dolphins’ bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off. But what shocked French marine researchers wasn’t just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but the numbers involved — a record 1,100 have landed on France’s Atlantic coast beaches since January. The mass deaths, widely blamed on industrial fishing,…

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Federal wildlife refuge areas are cleared for border wall — NBC News Top Stories

The government is clearing strips of land inside wildlife habitats for endangered animals, birds and butterflies as part of Trump’s promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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