People & Groups Archives: Non-human people

New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

     by Earthjustice / Ecowatch The Trump administration released on Wednesday its long-overdue recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves, one of the most endangered mammal species in North America with an estimated wild population of just over 100. However, the plan charts a course for extinction rather than recovery, cutting off wolf access to vital recovery habitat and failing … Continue reading New Trump Administration Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves Puts the ‘Lobo’ on Path to Extinction

Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

Current Management Practices Diminish Herd Viability to the Point of Hunt Closure Recommendations      by Buffalo Field Campaign WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA:  Montana and Yellowstone’s severe mismanagement of wild, migratory bison has caused a serious decline in Yellowstone’s Central bison herd.  The current management practices have diminished herd viability to the point that bison biologists … Continue reading Central Yellowstone Bison Herd in Peril

First Hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado

Denver, CO—For the first time in U.S. legal history, a natural entity itself will stand as a party before the court. The first hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado will address emerging legal issues in rights of nature litigation as well as the Attorney General’s Motion to Dismiss. “You can try to dismiss a complaint,” … Continue reading First Hearing in Colorado River v. Colorado

Invitation to Attend First-Ever Federal Rights of Nature Court Hearing

     by Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition The Rights of Nature movement has arrived in the United States! On September 25, Deep Green Resistance, with noted civil rights attorney Jason Flores-Williams, filed a first-in-the-nation lawsuit – Colorado River v. Colorado – seeking personhood for the Colorado River and recognition of the river’s rights to … Continue reading Invitation to Attend First-Ever Federal Rights of Nature Court Hearing

Lummi Battle Atlantic Salmon Spill

Featured image: Still from video showing the broken pens of 300,000 Atlantic salmon that escaped from a fish farm off Cypress Island in Washington State. Vimeo/Wild Fish Conservancy      by Daniel Mesec / Indian Country Media Network The Lummi Nation, the third largest tribe in Washington State, is in a state of emergency following the … Continue reading Lummi Battle Atlantic Salmon Spill

Winnemen Wintu, Fishing Groups Sue to Block Ecosystem-Killing Delta Tunnels

Featured image: Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, speaks at the Oil Money Out, People Power In rally in Sacramento on May 20. Photo by Dan Bacher.      by Dan Bacher / Intercontinental Cry On August 17, a California Indian Tribe, two fishing groups, and two environmental organizations joined a growing number … Continue reading Winnemen Wintu, Fishing Groups Sue to Block Ecosystem-Killing Delta Tunnels

Yellowstone Buffaloes’ Last Stand

Featured image by David Mattson       by Louisa Willcox / Grizzly Times Last Tuesday, in the shadow of Yellowstone’s Electric Peak, I watched National Park Service employees herd, prod, shock, immobilize, poke, and corral bison that had only shortly before spent their lives roaming wild. That day, 45 animals were shipped for slaughter and 62 … Continue reading Yellowstone Buffaloes’ Last Stand

Layla and the Owl’s Eyes: Ecopsychology and Being Human

Recently walking up Main Street in Park City, Utah, I saw in the Visitor’s Center doorway what looked like a man holding a great-horned owl surrounded by children. As his voice carried across the street, I heard the man explain that this owl had been found with an injured wing after being struck by a car. I love owls. I love the haunting sound of their hoots in the darkest hours before dawn. I love the joy that accompanies the lucky sight of a splash of brown feathers against newly-fallen snow when an owl makes the rare decision to reveal herself in winter daylight. I love how owls’ mysterious nature have made them omens in so many cultures’ imaginations. So, when I saw what I thought was a great-horned owl, I automatically crossed the street with a feeling of anticipation. ... Continue reading →

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 →

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