Posts Categorized: Wildlife

Wolverine, © Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Stock

Wolverines Need Federal Protection Now! »

If you’ve been keeping up with one of the world’s toughest animals, the wolverine, you may know that a big decision is coming their way. In early August, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) will determine whether or not imperiled wolverines in the lower-48 will be listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as “threatened.”

Sage-grouse, © Jean Bjerke

Saving Sage-grouse from “The Core Problem” »

Unfortunately, and although the Wyoming plan has its merits, key components of the strategy are not in accord with the best available science on sage-grouse and are unlikely to protect sage-grouse from ongoing threats, particularly oil and gas drilling. “In fact, federal agencies and other states should avoid adopting the Wyoming strategy if their goal is to conserve sage-grouse,” says Defenders’ sage-grouse expert, Mark Salvo.

Photo by Ian M Dutton

Wolf Weekly Wrap Up »

Congressman DeFazio requests wolf protection zone outside Yellowstone National Park; Great news for wolves in Washington; Update on Idaho’s wolf control board; Washington’s residents want wolves protected; Update on pups rescued from Alaska fire.