Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Honeybee, © Brad Stocke

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Killing of Cecil the Lion Highlights Need for Further Lion Conservation; California State Ban on Shark Fins Upheld in Federal Court; Obama’s Crack Down on Illegal Ivory Trafficking; Did You Know? Most Polar Bears Don’t Hibernate; The Latest from the Sagebrush Sea; Climate Change Reduces Bee Habitat, Study Shows

Bryde's whale, © Nathan Meadows

We Can’t Abandon the Gulf’s Bryde’s Whales »

In April, the National Marine Fisheries Service began the process to determine whether the Gulf of Mexico population of Bryde’s should be protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Defenders recently provided information on the many threats the Bryde’s whale faces to reinforce the case for listing.

Utah prairie dog, © James Phelps

Worth Defending »

Court cases and a new proposed bill seek to remove ESA protections for any species located only in one state, a position that would cripple the protection of endangered and threatened species and would give free reign to economic pursuits, no matter the cost to our nation’s wildlife.

Rim Fire, © Mike McMillan/USFS

Summer: A Season for Fun–and Fire »

Though small, frequent fires during wildfire season are usually good, large, uncharacteristic wildfires can be bad for native wildlife habitat. There are three major reasons that wildfires are such a problem right now.