"Botswana, a country home to nearly one-third of the entire African elephant population, has reportedly lifted its ban on hunting."
Shootings of Florida's state animal are likely to increase as both the human and panther populations expand, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission veterinarian predicted.
SEJ joined with several dozen other journalism groups to support the right to film police activity in a public place, and bills to block information of importance to environmental reporters failed in Louisiana, California and Iowa, but a Colorado paper was blocked from covering a wild horse roundup. All that in this month’s WatchDog Tipsheet.
"As the clock struck 12, the Meadowlands Marsh Hawks set out into the New Jersey night. But could they tally enough birds to beat their rivals?"
"The Koala is, to all intents and purposes, already extinct. The Australian Koala Foundation has confirmed that, with only 80,000 members of the species left in the wild there isn’t enough to support a new generation."
"The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental advocates."
"For many Americans, the first step to helping to save a million plant and animal species from being wiped out starts at the front porch."
Coal companies got Trump's Interior Department and West Virginia officials to reverse endangered wildlife protections that had closed mines.
"Chris Ray has been tracking pikas in Montana for 30 years. Rising temperatures and dwindling snowpack appear to be taking a toll on the tiny mountain dwellers."
"Climate change and rising sea levels eventually may wipe out one of the world’s last and largest tiger strongholds, scientists warned in a new study."