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Two Central Texas Salamanders Receive Endangered Species Act Protection

Original post by The Center for Biological Diversity Two Central Texas Salamanders Receive Endangered Species Act Protection More Than 4,400 Acres of Critical Habitat Also Protected AUSTIN, Texas— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected two Texas salamanders under the Endangered Species Act and designated 4,451 acres as critical habitat for the rare amphibians. The decision to protect … Continue reading Two Central Texas Salamanders Receive Endangered Species Act Protection

Feds Move to Protect Northern Az Wildflower, Cite Mining Threats

Original post by Evan Bell, Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Gierisch mallow endangered Tuesday, and proposed more than 12,000 acres in Arizona and Utah as critical habitat for the desert wildflower. The orange perennial flower is found only in Mohave County, Arizona, and Washington County, Utah, and can only … Continue reading Feds Move to Protect Northern Az Wildflower, Cite Mining Threats

Moapa Dace Continues Its Baby Boom

Original Post by Vernon Robison, Moapa Valley Progress It has been another good year for the Moapa dace. The population of the endangered fish has more than doubled over the past two years, according to a survey conducted last week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). On August 6-7, biologists conducted their bi-annual snorkel … Continue reading Moapa Dace Continues Its Baby Boom

Desert Plant Deemed Endangered

Original post by Stina Sieg, KJZZ 08/13/2013 A Southwestern shrub is now protected under the federal Endangered Species Act The Gierish mallow is only found in Arizona and Utah. The “mallow,” as it is sometimes called, can grow up to 3.5 feet tall with delicate, orange blossoms. It thrives in gypsum-rich soil, and that is … Continue reading Desert Plant Deemed Endangered

Jaguar Threatens Open-pit Mine Plan in Southern Arizona

by Tony Davis / AZ Star A male jaguar has roamed the Santa Rita Mountains’ eastern flank for at least nine months, photos obtained from the federal government show. The remote cameras have photographed the big cat in five locations on seven occasions since October. Three times, the federally financed remote cameras photographed the jaguar … Continue reading Jaguar Threatens Open-pit Mine Plan in Southern Arizona

Northwest Port Expansions will Fuel Coal Industry’s Contributions to Mass Extinction

In the arid Powder River Basin of Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana, the long roots of sagebrush draw water from deep beneath the soil. The ability to access water in this way makes sagebrush an important star of the Basin's biotic constellation. Species of grasses and herbs are allowed to thrive on the moisture that the sagebrush draws toward the surface. ... Continue reading →

US Fish and Wildlife orders killing of gray wolf matriarch in New Mexico

By Russ McSpadden / Earth First! Journal The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service has ordered the killing of an alpha female Mexican gray wolf for crimes against the cattle industry. She is accused of being the ringleader of a six member pack that has killed four cows in southwestern New Mexico over the last several … Continue reading US Fish and Wildlife orders killing of gray wolf matriarch in New Mexico

Since 2000, Wildlife Services has killed millions of birds, nearly a million coyotes, many others

By Tom Knudson / The Sacramento Bee The day began with a drive across the desert, checking the snares he had placed in the sagebrush to catch coyotes. Gary Strader, an employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, stepped out of his truck near a ravine in Nevada and found something he hadn’t intended to … Continue reading Since 2000, Wildlife Services has killed millions of birds, nearly a million coyotes, many others

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