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Wisconsin Wetlands Association: “No” to SB 368

from http://www.thewheelerreport.com/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 15, 2012 Wisconsin Wetlands Association Statement on Passage of SB 368 Today is a sad day for wetlands in Wisconsin. Our strong tradition of allowing economic development while also maintaining a strong commitment to protecting wetlands has just been overturned by the Senate. Once revered nationwide for our high standards, … Continue reading Wisconsin Wetlands Association: “No” to SB 368

Activists form alliance to stop dam-building on Borneo

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Last October indigenous groups, local people, and domestic NGOs formed the Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network to fight the planned construction of a dozen dams in the Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. The coalition opposes the dam-building plans, known as the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) initiative, due … Continue reading Activists form alliance to stop dam-building on Borneo

Organized crime killing activists reporting illegal Amazon loggers

By Tom Phillips / The Guardian A single shot to the temple was Mouth Organ John’s reward for spilling the beans. His friend, Junior José Guerra, fared only marginally better. Guerra’s prize for speaking out against the illegal loggers laying waste to the greatest tropical rainforest on Earth? A broken home, two petrified children and … Continue reading Organized crime killing activists reporting illegal Amazon loggers

700 march to Peruvian capital to protest mining project threatening watersheds

By Barbara Fraser / Indian Country Today A caravan of about 700 people from Peru’s northern Cajamarca region arrived in Lima, the capital, on February 9, at the end of a nine-day journey to protest a mine they said would destroy key watersheds. “We want the president to say that there won’t be mining at … Continue reading 700 march to Peruvian capital to protest mining project threatening watersheds

Canadian government decides poisoning wolves will save caribou from tar sands

By Jeremy Symons / National Wildlife Federation The toll of tar sands development has been largely hidden hundreds of miles to the North. Canadian forests once provided the last undisturbed refuge in North America for migrating songbirds, ducks and geese, and the vast stretches of wilderness in northern Alberta have been ideal for wild wolves … Continue reading Canadian government decides poisoning wolves will save caribou from tar sands

Majority of protected tropical forests “empty” due to hunting

By Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com Protected areas in the world’s tropical rainforests are absolutely essential, but one cannot simply set up a new refuge and believe the work is done, according to a new paper in Bioscience. Unsustainable hunting and poaching is decimating tropical forest species in the Amazon, the Congo, Southeast Asia, and Oceana, leaving … Continue reading Majority of protected tropical forests “empty” due to hunting

Chinook Salmon Population Study Shows Many Salmon In Wild Aren’t Really Wild Salmon

By Joe Satran Four years ago, the once-mighty Chinook salmon runs in California and Oregon were so small that the states agreed to an unprecedented moratorium on fishing. The conservation measures, along with some strategic modification of the dams that had hurt salmon in the past, seemed to work. Salmon watchers seemed optimistic that stocks … Continue reading Chinook Salmon Population Study Shows Many Salmon In Wild Aren’t Really Wild Salmon

From Endangered To Problem: Wisconsin Wolf Hunt To Begin Next Week, Minnesota Set To Host Its Own Hunt

from the Earth First! Journal Editorial Collective Following the removal of wolves from the federal endangered species list last month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced that some residents will be able to hunt “problem” wolves by next week.  In little over a month the grey wolf’s designation in Wisconsin has moved from … Continue reading From Endangered To Problem: Wisconsin Wolf Hunt To Begin Next Week, Minnesota Set To Host Its Own Hunt

The Fight is Heating Up Against Logging Company in British Columbia

Island Timberlands (I.T.), a logging company owned by Wall Street investment firm Brookfield Asset Managaement, has its sights set on Cortes Island in British Columbia. But they’ll have to go through Zoe Blunt and a slew of local activists first. This is shaping up to be another epic battle between concerned activists and greedy corporate … Continue reading The Fight is Heating Up Against Logging Company in British Columbia

Gray Wolfs Delisted in Midwest, Wolf Kills to Begin Soon

from https://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that it was removing Endangered Species Act protections for the wolf in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and portions of adjoining states. After the announcement, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ordered the state Department of Natural Resources to implement a state wolf management plan. Wolves – which can … Continue reading Gray Wolfs Delisted in Midwest, Wolf Kills to Begin Soon