Nov 212014
 

Lawsuit Launched to Prevent Sea Turtle Deaths (CBD press release)

 

Nov 212014
 

A conservation group in Montana will have another chance to challenge helicopter hazing of bison in Yellowstone National Park following a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Thursday, but the court may have made its task a little harder (Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. USDA, 13-35253). That’s because the court, while finding that the […]

Nov 202014
 

Environmental groups wasted little time in threatening to sue the Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened, not endangered. Two notices of intent to sue went out today — one from Center for Biological Diversity and Western Watersheds Project, the other from WildEarth Guardians, Dr. Clait E. Braun, […]

Nov 202014
 

11/20/2014: Collaboration with Federal and State Agencies, Rice Growers and Industry Further Protect Endangered Salmon and Steelhead Trout. (EPA release, and below) Release Date: 11/20/2014 Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn 202-564-7849 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON —Collaboration among federal and state agencies, rice growers and industry has created federally enforceable restrictions of the pesticide thiobencarb to protect threatened and […]

Nov 182014
 

For more, check out the links in these tweets. And sign up for our Twitter feed if you’re so inclined. MSU researchers find Michigan’s snowshoe hare population dropping off http://t.co/4kzq3Sl7LT via @sharethis — Steve Davies (@ESWR_Update) November 18, 2014 Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population declined in 2000s http://t.co/rw9W1Eys7g USGS release http://t.co/WW2nxIUeYN EcoApps paper — […]

Nov 182014
 

Conservation groups in Virginia applauded the Forest Service today for deciding to prohibit oil and gas drilling, including fracking, on the vast majority of the George Washington National Forest. “We’re pleased that the Forest Service did listen to our local community,” said Kim Sandum, director of the Community Alliance for Preservation, on a teleconference this […]

Nov 172014
 

NMFS must reconsider whether petitions requesting federal protection for porbeagle sharks have enough data to justify development of a full-blown scientific review. In other words, the service will have to prepare a new 90-day finding in response to the ESA petitions, filed by the Humane Society and Wild Earth Guardians. WEG announced the Friday decision […]

Nov 142014
 

Environmental groups are suing the Bureau of Land Management over approval of a “predator derby” on 3.1 million acres of BLM lands in Idaho (Defenders of Wildlife v. Kraayenbrink, 14-487, D. Id.). The agency’s Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record “rely on numerous factual and legal misstatements, omissions, and unwarranted assumptions […]

Nov 122014
 

Conservation groups and a retired FWS wolf biologist have sued the service over the lack of a proper recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, which numbers fewer than 100 individuals. “Earthjustice is representing Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity, retired Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator David R. Parsons, the Endangered Wolf Center and […]

Gunnison sage grouse listed as threatened

 Posted by on November 12, 2014
Nov 122014
 
Gunnison sage grouse listed as threatened

New: Transcript of teleconference (added Wed., Nov. 13, 12:30 pm) See tweets at https://twitter.com/ESWR_Update Press release announcing listing of GSG as threatened. It’s official: The Fish and Wildlife Service has listed the Gunnison sage grouse as threatened. The service is about to make the announcement on a teleconference, but FWS Director Dan Ashe decided to […]