Tags Archives: Endangered species

Puget Sound Orca Whales Are Being Driven to Extinction

No one is certain of the total number of orcas (otherwise known as "killer whales") that exist in the wild. However, estimates are now around 100,000, and populations are dwindling. In Washington State's Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, the once-large population of orcas has declined to around 80 whales, and the Puget Sound orcas are on the US government's endangered species list. ... Continue reading →

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona, Texas From Government Killing

Featured image: Ocelot photo by Tom Smylie, USFWS. Fewer than 100 of these rare wildcats likely remain in the United States.       by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, AZ— The Center for Biological Diversity and the Animal Welfare Institute today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed to Protect Endangered Ocelots in Arizona, Texas From Government Killing

Groups Sue Government Agencies for Yellowstone Bison ESA Protections

     by Buffalo Field Campaign Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC), Friends of Animals (FoA) and the Western Watersheds Project have filed a lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife (USFWS) for failing to provide Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the distinct population (comprised of at least two herds) … Continue reading Groups Sue Government Agencies for Yellowstone Bison ESA Protections

Forest Service Ignores Environmental Law, Logs Old Growth Forest and Critical Habitat

Sick to the stomach. That’s how I felt after reading this story. But surprised? No. The USFS and other government agencies commonly ignore regulations and prioritize the economy over the natural world. That’s been their way for more than 150 years. The insanity is clear. Mick Lamar, chief of the local fire crew, defended the … Continue reading Forest Service Ignores Environmental Law, Logs Old Growth Forest and Critical Habitat

Direct Action Training: Success (and Marbled Murrelets)

Deep Green Resistance Eugene hosted its first non-violent direct action training this weekend. It was a big success! Thanks to everyone who came out, donated, volunteered, and spread the world to help make this possible. We’re looking forward to good things coming from this training. Our culture of resistance is stronger than ever. Attendees raved … Continue reading Direct Action Training: Success (and Marbled Murrelets)

UN report confirms corruption is biggest threat to ivory, as wildlife officials arrested across Africa and Asia

Featured image: Cameroonian “ecoguard” Mpaé Désiré, who in 2015 was accused of beating Baka and in 2016 was arrested for involvement in the illegal wildlife trade. © Facebook A new UN report has confirmed that corrupt officials are at the heart of wildlife crime in many parts of the world, rather than terrorist groups or tribal … Continue reading UN report confirms corruption is biggest threat to ivory, as wildlife officials arrested across Africa and Asia

Hoopa Valley Tribe: San Luis Settlement Agreement will “Condemn Tribe to Poverty”

By Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would “forever condemn the Tribe to poverty.” The Tribe filed its complaint prior to a hearing on … Continue reading Hoopa Valley Tribe: San Luis Settlement Agreement will “Condemn Tribe to Poverty”

India: Forest tribe “will die out” if evicted from ancestral land

By Survival International Featured image: Many Baiga have already been evicted from their forest homes, and now face lives of poverty in resettlement camps © Survival International Several tribal villages in central India face annihilation as they are being forced to leave their ancestral land in Achanakmar tiger reserve, close to the area which inspired Rudyard … Continue reading India: Forest tribe “will die out” if evicted from ancestral land

Roadside Stand of Threatened Kincaid’s Lupine in Lane County

One of our local Deep Green Resistance members spotted a stand of Kincaid’s Lupine, a federally listed threatened species, on a roadside in Lane County southeast of Eugene. This stand is located in an area where active road construction has been disturbing and destroying vegetation for the past several weeks. We are working to contact … Continue reading Roadside Stand of Threatened Kincaid’s Lupine in Lane County

Good news: ‘Alala releases to the wild planned

The ‘Alala, or Hawaiian crow, is on the verge of extinction, with the last sighting in the wild in 2002. A captive breeding program has been underway for decades, but the last attempted release in the 1990s was unsuccessful. The program will be trying releases again over the next five years, hoping for more success … Continue reading Good news: ‘Alala releases to the wild planned