Maine Lobster Losing ‘Sustainable’ Label Over Gear Risk To Whales

"A major seafood guide announced Wednesday it no longer considers Maine’s famed lobsters sustainable, given that whales on the brink of extinction are dying after becoming entangled in fishing gear."

Source: Washington Post, 11/17/2022

New Kolbert Volume Addresses Value of Human Efforts To Control Nature

When engineers reversed the Chicago River, they also upended a hydrologic system that years later required electrification to repel an invasive species threatening a major fishery. This is but one example from the latest book by New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert of the unintended consequences of human actions to dominate nature that may solve one problem only to create another. BookShelf contributor Gary Wilson has a review.

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December 1, 2022

Webinar: How To Cover the Illegal Wildlife Trade

In Mongabay's latest webinar, expert panelists who have worked with National Geographic, the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and more will discuss cybercrime and online marketplaces, poaching, pandemic effects, legal loopholes and other important topics related to the illegal wildlife trade. 11am ET.


"Court to Reconsider Trump-Era Decision That Favored Alaska Road Project"

"A federal appeals court has vacated a ruling that would have helped to clear the way for a project to build a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska. The court said it would rehear the case, which involves a land swap that was approved by the Trump administration."

Source: NYTimes, 11/14/2022

"New Wisconsin Wolf Plan Eliminates State Population Goal"

"Wisconsin wildlife officials on Thursday released their first new wolf management plan in almost a quarter-century but the document doesn’t establish a new statewide population goal, a number that has become a flashpoint in the fight over hunting quotas."

Source: AP, 11/11/2022


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