Defenders has been fighting to protect the pygmy-owl for decades, and a recent a court victory gives the tiny bird a new chance for endangered species protection.
Posts Tagged: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Recent jaguar sightings have given new hope and added a sense of renewed urgency to the jaguar recovery effort in the United States.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is alarmingly under-equipped to combat the illegal wildlife trade at and within our own borders. In addition to educating consumers and strengthening wildlife laws, we need to increase our law enforcement capacity to combat wildlife trafficking into and out of the country.
The illegal wildlife trade is something we imagine happening thousands of miles away, a serious but distant problem. But the fact is that the United States itself is a massive illegal wildlife black market, valued at about $2 billion dollars a year.
Toxic Mining Spill in the Animas River: Winning Week for Threatened California Sea Otters: Protecting manatees at Three Sisters Springs: Things may be looking up for sharks: AZGFD Meeting