Corporations & their agents Archives: US Fish & Wildlife Service

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

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

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Denies Endangered Species Act Protection to Yellowstone Bison

Featured image: A bull buffalo lies dead, just outside Yellowstone’s north boundary.  Photo by Stephany Seay, Buffalo Field Campaign On January 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) denied Endangered Species Act protection for the iconic Yellowstone Bison. The agency’s decision comes 14 months after Western Watersheds Project and Buffalo Field Campaign petitioned to … Continue reading U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Denies Endangered Species Act Protection to Yellowstone Bison

Buffalo Field Campaign: Update from the Field

By Stephany Seay / Buffalo Field Campaign Winter is setting in.  Snow is accumulating, and with the snow comes migration. The deep snows of Yellowstone’s high plateau drive elk, buffalo, deer, moose, pronghorn, and bighorn sheep down to lower elevations.  Unfortunately for hundreds of wild buffalo, this migration can mean the end of their lives; … Continue reading Buffalo Field Campaign: Update from the Field

10 Mexican Gray Wolves to Be Released in New Mexico

By Center for Biological Diversity After pressure from the Center for Biological Diversity and allies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday it will release about 10 Mexican gray wolves into the wilds of southwestern New Mexico–a move scientists say is crucial to reduce dangerous inbreeding of the rare creatures. Just days earlier, the … Continue reading 10 Mexican Gray Wolves to Be Released in New Mexico

Federal Judge in Utah Strikes Down Prairie Dog Protection

  Editor’s note: Deep Green Resistance members, working together with Wildlands Defense and local activists, have been working hard to defend prairie dogs in Colorado for the past year. Thus far they have had several victories, protecting hundreds of prairie dogs from extermination. Learn more about their campaigns, click here. Meanwhile, in Utah, a federal … Continue reading Federal Judge in Utah Strikes Down Prairie Dog Protection

If you are not outraged, why not?

From WildLands Defense Colorado If you are not outraged at the way this culture destroys life, why not? If you are not outraged at the murder of Blaze just two days ago, why not? If you are not outraged at John Waggoner for annihilating 2000 acres of prairie dogs for a tract home development, why … Continue reading If you are not outraged, why not?

Center for Biological Diversity: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2014

For Immediate Release, April 13, 2015 Contact: Amy Atwood, (503) 504-5660, atwood@biologicaldiversity.org New Data: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Rogue Federal Wildlife Program in 2014 Ignoring Calls for Reform, Agency Shoots, Poisons and Traps Tens of thousands of Coyotes, Bears, Wolves, Foxes WASHINGTON— New data from the highly secretive arm of the U.S. Agriculture Department … Continue reading Center for Biological Diversity: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Wildlife Services in 2014

New Proposals for Gas Drilling at Ouray Refuge in Utah

A pair of proposals to drill oil and gas wells at the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge are up for review through early April. The refuge in eastern Utah is already home to a half-dozen active wells, four endangered fish species and rare cacti. SALT LAKE CITY — While a national wildlife refuge may appear to … Continue reading New Proposals for Gas Drilling at Ouray Refuge in Utah