Trump Team Goes To Bat for NRA-Backed Bill, Nixes Park Service Concerns

"The National Park Service has several big problems with NRA-backed legislation that would restrict the agency from regulating hunting and fishing within park boundaries. But according to a leaked memo obtained by McClatchy, the Trump administration has so far prevented the parks from voicing such concerns."

Source: McClatchy, 08/24/2017

Secret Border-Wall Work At Wildlife Sanctuaries Galvanizes Opposition

"Federal officials and contractors months ago surreptitiously began what appears to be preparation work for construction of border wall on the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas. Word recently got out and has galvanized opposition to that plan – and to the way it has been carried out."

Source: Texas Climate News, 08/23/2017

"Stitching Together Forests Can Help Save Species, Study Finds"

"In the 1980s, an ecologist named Thomas Lovejoy conducted an unusual experiment in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest. As loggers moved in with chain saws to clear trees for cattle pasture north of Manaus, he asked them to leave untouched several small “islands” of forest to see how the animals within them fared."

Source: NY Times, 08/23/2017


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