Posts Categorized: In the News

Wolf, © Didier J. Lindsey

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

Northern Rockies Wolf Population Count and Idaho’s Claims of a Population Rise; An Encouraging Development for Washington’s Wolves; Tell Congress to Stop its War on Wolves and Other Wildlife

Condor, © Scott Frier/USFWS

Official Phasing In of Getting Lead Out »

This week the California Fish & Game Commission adopted regulations to begin implementation of AB711. When completed by 2019, California will officially be lead-free for hunting statewide – great news for wildlife like the California condor!

Deep Fork pails, © FWS

Protecting national wildlife refuges requires more than duct tape »

Totaling more than 150 million acres, the National Wildlife Refuge System is the world’s largest system of protected areas dedicated first and foremost to wildlife conservation. Yet over 200 national wildlife refuges have existing oil and gas infrastructure including 103 refuges and four wetland management districts that have active oil and gas wells. In total there are more than 5,000 wells, with almost 1,700 of those wells actively producing oil and gas.

Dry riverbed, © NOAA

California Drought Legislation Must Strike a Balance To Protect Fish and Wildlife, Too »

California is currently experiencing the worst water crisis in the state’s modern history, with three consecutive years of extremely dry weather. Although a recent storm – the first of this year’s wet season – provided some relief, California still has a long, long way to go to get back to normal. To put this in historical perspective, February 2012 – January 2014 marked the driest such 24-month period on record.