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US responds to Iceland’s horrendous whale meat industry

In a great bit of news, the US is challenging Iceland’s trade practices in whale meat and other products made from whales. What Iceland, Japan any others involved in whaling, directly or in purchasing the products, are doing crosses the line. Whales are vital to the Earth’s ecosystem and more importantly, whales are highly intelligent […]

USFWS puts the brakes on wolf delisting proposal

At least for now, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has halted a peer-review process for removing wolves from the Endangered Species List. Defenders of Wildlife reports 16 respected scientists were barred from advising on the proposal. An email I received today includes a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of Defenders of Wildlife:  “While […]

New USFWS protections for loggerhead nesting sites was a response to lawsuit filed by conservation groups

I received an email today through Oceana, in response to my earlier post concerning the US Fish and Wildlife’s move to protect loggerhead sea turtle nesting site along the Atlantic and Gulf coast regions. The attached release reports the USFWS move comes after a lawsuit was filed earlier this year – by the Center for […]

US Fish and Wildlife Service set to ID vital nesting areas for loggerhead sea turtles

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is in the process of identifying vital nesting sites for loggerhead sea turtles. The full press release: “” “” Service Identifies Coastal Beach Habitat Important for Recovery of Northwest Atlantic Population of Loggerhead Sea Turtles The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has begun the process of identifying coastal […]

Gray wolf to be removed from Endangered Species List in Great Lake states

Early this afternoon, I received a press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, indicating the gray wolf will be removed from “the list of endangered and threatened wildlife and plants” in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin and in portions of adjoining states. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the wolf populations have recovered […]