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Posts tagged endangered species

Jun 18 '14
Could Endangered Species Protection Save Wild Horses?
Equine advocates are taking a new approach to get wild horses much-needed protection by petitioning the Department of the Interior to have horses who roam on federal public lands listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/17/endangered-species-protections-wild-horses/

Could Endangered Species Protection Save Wild Horses?

Equine advocates are taking a new approach to get wild horses much-needed protection by petitioning the Department of the Interior to have horses who roam on federal public lands listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/06/17/endangered-species-protections-wild-horses/

Mar 21 '14
Idaho Passes Bill to Kill Hundreds of Wolves
The new bill is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Otter, who said in 2007 that he wanted to be the first to kill an Idaho wolf after federal protections were taken away …
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/21/idaho-bill-to-kill-hundreds-of-wolves/

Idaho Passes Bill to Kill Hundreds of Wolves

The new bill is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Otter, who said in 2007 that he wanted to be the first to kill an Idaho wolf after federal protections were taken away …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/21/idaho-bill-to-kill-hundreds-of-wolves/

Mar 19 '14
Earth-Friendly Diet Campaign Urges Americans to Eat Less Meat
As growing global meat consumption drives accelerating deforestation, drought and other threats to endangered species, the Center for Biological Diversity launched a new campaign today urging Americans to “take extinction off your plate.”
Cutting just one-third of the meat from your diet can save as much as 340,667 gallons of water, more than 4,000 square feet of land and the greenhouse gas equivalent of driving 2,700 fewer miles …
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/19/campaign-urges-americans-eat-less-meat/

Earth-Friendly Diet Campaign Urges Americans to Eat Less Meat

As growing global meat consumption drives accelerating deforestation, drought and other threats to endangered species, the Center for Biological Diversity launched a new campaign today urging Americans to “take extinction off your plate.”

Cutting just one-third of the meat from your diet can save as much as 340,667 gallons of water, more than 4,000 square feet of land and the greenhouse gas equivalent of driving 2,700 fewer miles …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/19/campaign-urges-americans-eat-less-meat/

Mar 3 '14
First-Ever World Wildlife Day Focuses Attention on Illegal Poaching and Trafficking
The United Nations’ inaugural World Wildlife Day kicks off today with events around the world, as global attention turns to a $19 billion USD illicit trade—the fourth largest in the world—that includes elephant poaching, great ape theft and the illegal transport of timber.
Besides illegal killings, elephants are also threatened by the increasing loss of habitat in around 29 percent of their range areas—primarily as a result of human population growth and agricultural …
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/03/world-wildlife-day-focuses-on-illegal-poaching-trafficking/

First-Ever World Wildlife Day Focuses Attention on Illegal Poaching and Trafficking

The United Nations’ inaugural World Wildlife Day kicks off today with events around the world, as global attention turns to a $19 billion USD illicit trade—the fourth largest in the world—that includes elephant poachinggreat ape theft and the illegal transport of timber.

Besides illegal killings, elephants are also threatened by the increasing loss of habitat in around 29 percent of their range areas—primarily as a result of human population growth and agricultural …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/03/03/world-wildlife-day-focuses-on-illegal-poaching-trafficking/

Feb 28 '14

U.S. to Allow Seismic Airgun Testing for Offshore Drilling Exploration, Will Threaten Marine Life

Yesterday, the U.S. government released a final proposal to allow the use of controversial seismic airguns to look for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida.

According to the Department of the Interior (DOI), these dynamite-like blasts are expected to injure and possibly kill large numbers of dolphins and whales …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/28/seismic-airgun-testing-offshore-drilling-threaten-marine-life/

Feb 19 '14

Update: Yellowstone Ships 17 More of America’s Last Wild Bison to Slaughter

Since Feb. 7, approximately 87 of America’s last wild, migratory bison have been captured inside Yellowstone National Park’s Stephens Creek bison trap, located in the Gardiner Basin.

Patrols report that Yellowstone National Park has been luring wild bison into the Stephens Creek trap with hay. Bison have been captured without ever having left Yellowstone’s boundaries …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/19/update-yellowstone-ships-more-bison-to-slaughter/

Feb 19 '14
Report Showing Americans Support the Endangered Species Act Delivered to Every Member of Congress
Americans from every corner of the country support the Endangered Species Act and the protection it provides for the nation’s most imperiled animals and plants, according to a new report delivered today to every member of Congress. 
“The fact is, the Act has a 99 percent success rate in preventing extinction for wildlife under its care and has helped protect millions of acres of wildlife habitat.”
“It’s hard to argue with that kind of success,” said Hartl pointedly. 
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/19/report-americans-support-endangered-species-act-delivered-congress/

Report Showing Americans Support the Endangered Species Act Delivered to Every Member of Congress

Americans from every corner of the country support the Endangered Species Act and the protection it provides for the nation’s most imperiled animals and plants, according to a new report delivered today to every member of Congress. 

“The fact is, the Act has a 99 percent success rate in preventing extinction for wildlife under its care and has helped protect millions of acres of wildlife habitat.”

“It’s hard to argue with that kind of success,” said Hartl pointedly. 

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/19/report-americans-support-endangered-species-act-delivered-congress/

Feb 12 '14
Study Finds Proximity to Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs Threaten Humpback Whales
When you are 50 feet long and weigh more than 40 tons—the maximum allowed weight on most U.S. highways—you need a lot of space to move around.
Humpback whales, still recovering from whaling that wiped out as much as 90 percent of their global population, are confronted with new challenges caused by hydrocarbon extraction, shipping routes and ocean-based pollutants, according to a new study. 
Using satellite tags, the researchers tracked 15 whales’ massive journeys …
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/12/offshore-drilling-rigs-threaten-humpback-whales/#/BlackoutGallery/321162/5

Study Finds Proximity to Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Rigs Threaten Humpback Whales

When you are 50 feet long and weigh more than 40 tons—the maximum allowed weight on most U.S. highways—you need a lot of space to move around.

Humpback whales, still recovering from whaling that wiped out as much as 90 percent of their global population, are confronted with new challenges caused by hydrocarbon extraction, shipping routes and ocean-based pollutants, according to a new study. 

Using satellite tags, the researchers tracked 15 whales’ massive journeys …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/02/12/offshore-drilling-rigs-threaten-humpback-whales/#/BlackoutGallery/321162/5

Jan 31 '14

Conservation Group Exposes World’s Biggest Shark Slaughterhouse

A conservation group has uncovered what’s believed to be the world’s largest slaughterhouse for sharks in southern China following a four year investigation and believes it may only be one of many still trading in endangered species.

According to a statement from the Hong Kong-based group WildlifeRisk, the factory in China’s Zhejiang Province is killing over 600 whale sharks annually, who can be sold for as much as $31,000 USD straight off the boat …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/31/group-exposes-biggest-shark-slaughterhouse/

Jan 17 '14
Man Pays $350K to Kill a Rhino 
Is sacrificing one animal’s life worth the potential of saving many more? Or should we be doing everything we can to preserve each and every creature on our planet?

READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/17/man-pays-350k-kill-rhino/  

Man Pays $350K to Kill a Rhino 

Is sacrificing one animal’s life worth the potential of saving many more? Or should we be doing everything we can to preserve each and every creature on our planet?
READ MORE on EcoWatch: http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/17/man-pays-350k-kill-rhino/