Tags Archives: Endangered species

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Threatened Songbird’s Habitat in Arizona, New Mexico, California

Featured image by Seabamirum/Flickr.     by Center for Biological Diversity LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today of its intent to sue the agency for failing to protect lifesaving critical habitat for the western yellow-billed cuckoo. The songbird once ranged widely in the western United States but has declined … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Threatened Songbird’s Habitat in Arizona, New Mexico, California

Supreme Court Asked to Protect Habitat for Endangered Frogs

Featured image: Dusky gopher frog courtesy USFWS      by Center for Biological Diversity NEW ORLEANS— From economists and scientists to religious leaders and business owners, dozens of groups this week submitted “friend of the court” briefs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to maintain protections for 1,600 acres of “critical habitat” designated in Louisiana for … Continue reading Supreme Court Asked to Protect Habitat for Endangered Frogs

The Sage Grouse Isn’t Just a Bird – It’s a Proxy for Control of Western Lands

Featured image: Male sage grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming. Tom Koerner/USFWS, CC BY      by John Freemuth, Boise State University / The Conversation The Trump administration is clashing with conservation groups and others over protection for the greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), a bird widely known for its dramatic mating displays. The … Continue reading The Sage Grouse Isn’t Just a Bird – It’s a Proxy for Control of Western Lands

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Borderlands Moth in Arizona

     by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Defenders of Wildlife, along with the Center for Biological Diversity and Patagonia Area Resource Alliance, today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the Patagonia eyed silkmoth under the Endangered Species Act. The rare Patagonia eyed silkmoth is clinging … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Borderlands Moth in Arizona

BREAKING: Second Blockade Halts Slaughter of Yellowstone Buffalo

March 16th 2018 For Immediate Release Media Contact: Talon Brings Buffalo 406-404-9131 Stephens Creek Trap, Yellowstone National Park March 16th 2018 Hours before dawn on Friday March 16th, two members of the Wild Buffalo Defense collective arrived at the gate of Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek Buffalo capture facility. They blocked the gate with three … Continue reading BREAKING: Second Blockade Halts Slaughter of Yellowstone Buffalo

Buffalo Defenders Lock to Capture Facility, Stop the Yellowstone Park from Slaughtering Last Wild Buffalo

     by Wild Buffalo Defense Media Contact: Talon BringsBuffalo, 646-352-2126 An hour before sunlight on march 5th two members of the Wild Buffalo Defense collective named Cody and Crow descended from the hills onto Yellowstone National Park’s Stevens Creek buffalo trap and using a steel pipe, locked themselves to the bars of the “Silencer”, … Continue reading Buffalo Defenders Lock to Capture Facility, Stop the Yellowstone Park from Slaughtering Last Wild Buffalo

We’ve Got To Fight For Their Right To Party

     by Heidi Hall / Deep Green Resistance Great Basin A group of jays is quite appropriately called a party. A group of Pinyon Jays is a big party–the kind of party the neighbors would call the cops on. I used to try and count them as they flew overhead but I would usually … Continue reading We’ve Got To Fight For Their Right To Party

Protests Over LNG Terminal in Tacoma Escalate

PRESS RELEASE: In the pre-dawn hours of the fourth day of an indigenous-led occupation of the State Capitol grounds in Olympia, WA, one Native American woman was taken out of a “tarpee” (a contemporary teepee) and arrested by state patrol troopers, while 3 other occupants were allowed to leave. Indigenous leaders erected four of the … Continue reading Protests Over LNG Terminal in Tacoma Escalate

Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises

Suit Seeks Ban on Mexican Seafood Imports to Prevent Extinction of Vaquita      by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration today for failing to respond to their emergency request to ban certain seafood imports from Mexico’s Gulf of California in order to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises

Newly Described Toad Species Threatened by Geothermal Energy Production

One more strike against so-called “renewable” energy production, which is really the same old Earth-destroying, extractive, colonial paradigm—with new marketing: — Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, have named three new toad species: the Dixie Valley toad, the Railroad Valley toad and the Hot Creek toad. This is an especially exciting feat because it’s … Continue reading Newly Described Toad Species Threatened by Geothermal Energy Production