Wildlife

"Scientific Panel Faults U.S. Plan To Lift Nationwide Wolf Protections"

"The Obama administration used flawed research in devising a plan to strip gray wolves across the continental United States of Endangered Species Act protections, and discounted evidence that failed to support it, a scientific panel said in a report released on Friday."

Source: Reuters, 02/10/2014
February 27, 2014

Update on Recent U.S. and International Efforts to Combat Illicit Wildlife Trafficking

This Environmental Law Institute panel in Washington, DC (and via teleconference) will bring together governmental, nongovernmental, private sector and academic representatives to discuss recent domestic and international efforts to combat wildlife trafficking, the Executive Order on Wildlife Trafficking, and describe efforts of the Administration to implement the Executive Order.

"U.S. Looking for Ideas To Help Manage Wild-Horse Overpopulation"

"When Velma Johnston almost single-handedly persuaded Congress to pass the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, her goal was to protect an icon of the American West that had been slaughtered, poisoned and abused and was quickly disappearing."

Source: Wash Post, 01/28/2014

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