Posted on June 21, 2016 by Envirothink
With the recent raid of Thailand’s so-called “Tiger Temple”, the world’s attention once again focused on wildlife trafficking. With the gruesome discovery of frozen tiger cubs and allegations of animal abuse and wildlife trafficking, it’s important to view encouraging news in this arena.
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Posted on May 5, 2016 by Envirothink
Poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking are decimating Africa’s iconic wildlife. African elephants and rhinos are seriously at risk of becoming extinct in the wild in our lifetime.
The Maasai – a semi-nomadic people who live predominately in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania along the Great Rift Valley – have been fighting for decades to defend their land, their environment and their wildlife. Poachers, billionaires who want to buy up their traditional lands for safari lodges, and sketchy government officials are their main opponents to their way of life.
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Posted on November 19, 2015 by Envirothink
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Field Campaign
Bison, otherwise known as buffalo, as iconic to America as the flag and apple pie. They invoke a sense of freedom and awe. The most famous herd of buffalo resides in Yellowstone National Park.
But freedom is a slippery slope, particularly this time of year for these iconic animals. In wintertime, the herd traverses distances outside the Park to find food and shelter. And that’s where the trouble lays.
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Posted on November 26, 2014 by Envirothink
A surprise victory for wolves in Idaho.
After a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity and allies, the Bureau of Land Management has cancelled a permit allowing an anti-wolf group to conduct a predator-killing contest on more than 3 million acres of public land.
Filed under: wildlife conservation | Tagged: Advocates for the West, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, endangered species, Project Coyote, public land, Public Trust Doctrine, Western Watersheds Project, wolf hunting derby, wolf killing permit, wolves | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 12, 2014 by Envirothink
Mountain lion cubs are threatened by our federal agencies
Wildlife in America is under siege – not only by climate change but also, in a more sinister capacity, by an agency sanctioned by the USDA.
Filed under: wildlife conservation | Tagged: aerial killing of wildlife, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, animal cruelty, Center for Biological Diversity, conservation, endangered species, Predator Defense, UDSA, USDA APHIS, whistleblowers, wildlife, wildlife management, Wildlife Services, wolves | 2 Comments »