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April 8, 2014
Court upholds massive listing settlements between FWS, greens

E & E News, April 1, 2014 By Phil Taylor A federal court in Washington, D.C., today upheld a pair of sweeping 2011 settlements between the Obama administration and environmental groups over the streamlining of endangered species decisions, concluding that a homebuilders coalition lacked standing to challenge them. It marked the fourth time in a […]

January 30, 2014
ACITON ALERT: Stop Killing More Sea Turtles in the Hawaiian Longline Swordfish Fishery petition Your help is needed now to reverse a decision by the U. S. government to increase the number of sea turtles that Hawaiian longline fishing can catch or kill in their pursuit of swordfish. Sea turtles in the Pacific are in danger of being driven to extinction from fisheries bycatch. The survival of […]

January 23, 2014
A coastline of ‘critical’ habitat? Petition seeks to expand protection for endangered orcas

by SCOTT RASMUSSEN,  Journal of the San Juans  Jan 22, 2014 The amount of critical habitat afforded to the Southern Resident killer whales will grow by leaps and bounds, if the Center for Biological Diversity has its way. The Center last week filed a formal petition with the National Marine Members of the endangered Southern resident […]

September 12, 2013
Action Alert: Services Solicit Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to Endangered Species Act Implementation Regulations

  Contact: Connie  Barclay (301) 427-8003 (202) 441-2398 (Cell) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2013 Use of “surrogates” to measure incidental take would improve program’s implementation, decrease unnecessary regulatory burden and costs In order to make the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) more effective and less burdensome, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and […]

Protect dolphins from deafening airgun blasts

Call your Representative today to stand up for our Atlantic wildlife Seismic airgun testing is used to find deep pockets of oil in the sea floor. The decibels produced by airgun blasts are loud enough to kill a human at close range. For marine life, like the endangered North Atlantic right whale, the stakes are […]

July 14, 2011
Largetooth sawfish to become second elasmobranch to receive Endangered Species Act protections

By WhySharksMatter, on July 13th, 2011 The Largetooth Sawfish (Pristis perotteti) is about to become the second elasmobranch protected by the Endangered Species Act, a welcome step in the conservation of these animals.  In addition to the slow growth, low number of offspring, and relatively late maturity which characterizes most elasmobranchs, another  biological feature contributes […]