Researchers Uncover “Crime Scripts” Behind Jaguar Paste Market in Suriname — The Jaguar

Researchers A. M. Lemieux and Nicholas Bruschi recently published an insightful paper about one of the illicit products being sold for use in Traditional Chinese Medicine: jaguar paste. They constructed “crime scripts” to determine how this substance is produced and traded, and to provide informed suggestions on how to curtail this alarming practice.

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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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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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Trump Admin Calls for Major Expansion of Hunting, Fishing in Wildlife Refuges, Including 7 in California — KTLA

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed opening up more federally protected land for hunting and fishing in what it called a major expansion of those activities in the nation’s wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres (5,666 square kilometers) on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said…

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Great Feature about Jaguars in The Revelator — The Jaguar

The Revelator – a new environmental magazine that’s been making waves – recently released a feature about jaguars (Panthera onca). Written by Lucy EJ Woods, the story focuses on jaguars in the Guatemala-Mexico borderlands. Conserving wide-ranging species like jaguars is an international affair. Since these animals cross international borders in their search for territories, mating […]

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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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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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Update from the Field: Yellowstone’s Fast-Track Buffalo Slaughter — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Source: Buffalo Field Campaign In the last two years the Interagency Bison Management plan (IBMP) has killed almost 1,200 bison in 2018 and 1,300 in 2017 Yellowstone National Park continues to capture wild buffalo inside their Stephens Creek buffalo trap, located in the Gardiner Basin. As of this writing, approximately 160 of the country’s last […]

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