Center For Biological Diversity
Federal wildlife officials have rejected a petition from advocates who sought to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species in most of the U.S. Gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 are classified as endangered, which is more protective than a threatened designation.
Wildlife advocates have petitioned federal officials to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species, hoping to retain at least some protections that lawmakers in Congress want to repeal.
More than 4,000 condoms are being delivered to the country’s “most romantic” cities in an attempt to raise awareness of the world’s endangered species. The condoms feature pictures of animals like polar bears, leatherback turtles and dwarf seahorses.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a revision in the critical habitat designation for a species of lynx listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
The DNR announced Monday that the bald eagle, gray wolf, snapping turtle and 26 other animals and plants would be off the state’s endangered species list. It’s the first change to the list in 17 years. Richard Baker, the endangered species coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, argues that it’s very successful. He calls the case of the bald eagle the perfect example.
A pair of groups that challenged Minnesota rules for a state wolf hunting and trapping season has been dealt another blow in court. Minnesota’s Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed a petition aiming to undo rules that allowed for a wolf hunting season, the first of which was held starting in November.
Two groups have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to block the state’s wolf hunting and trapping season.
An environmental group filed notice Tuesday that it intends to sue the federal government to force adoption of a plan to recover gray wolves across the lower 48 states.