Protecting the Sonoran Desert Tortoise

Protecting the Sonoran Desert Tortoise The Sonoran Desert tortoise is a newly recognized tortoise species found in desert scrub habitats in Arizona and Mexico, east and south of the Colorado River. In 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found in a preliminary...

Curbing the Federal Fur Export Program

VICTORY! Curbing the Federal Fur Export Program Through an international endangered species trade treaty, the federal government is facilitating the mass export of furs and other animal parts to other countries where fur coats and the like are still socially...

Protecting Mexican Wolves

Protecting Mexican Wolves Mexican gray wolves belong to one of the smallest, rarest, and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf. In 1976, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first listed the Mexican wolf as a protected species under the Endangered Species...

Canada Lynx Critical Habitat Designation

Canada Lynx Critical Habitat Designation Despite mounting evidence that lynx habitat is more expansive than previously thought, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced in 2014 that it would exclude all occupied lynx habitat in the Southern Rockies—from...

ESA Protection for Wolverine

ESA Protection for Wolverine Wolverine are exceedingly rare in the contiguous U.S. (only 250-300 remain), their highly fragmented habitat is shrinking due to climate change, and trapping in their habitat is common. Despite these facts, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife...
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