Archive for the 'Endangered Species' Category

Nov 30, 2011

Teenagers Shoot and Kill Two Endangered Whooping Cranes

The Montreal Gazette reports that two Gulf Coast teenagers thoughtlessly shot and killed two endangered whooping cranes that were part of a reintroduction program maintained by the U.S. and Canada: A major bi-national conservation effort linking the endangered whooping crane’s Canadian breeding grounds to a new experimental colony in Louisiana has suffered a “profound setback” […]

Oct 28, 2011

Logging Challenged at Mississippi’s Noxubee NWR

The Center for Biological Diversity has sent a notice of intent to sue to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act regarding logging of endangered red-cockaded woodpecker habitat on the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi. According to CBD: The Fish and Wildlife Service prepared a “comprehensive conservation plan” for the […]

Oct 20, 2011

Stamp Out Extinction

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special semipostal stamp to benefit elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, great apes, and marine turtles under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “Wildlife Without Borders” Multinational Species Conservation Funds. Only the fourth of its kind, this stamp is now available in post offices nationwide and will remain on sale for […]

Sep 16, 2011

Photo Friday: Saving the Nihoa Millerbird

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that efforts are underway to establish a second population of the endangered Nihoa Millerbird on Laysan Island within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to prevent the bird’s extinction. Nihoa and Laysan Islands are part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which comprise the majority of the atolls […]

Jul 12, 2011

Dan Ashe Worries that Budget Cuts Will Close Refuges

The new director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made some of his first public comments since assuming his new position. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Director Dan Ashe, who was attending the Outdoor Writers Association of America Conference at Snowbird, expressed concerns over the budget cutting proposals put forth by House […]

Jun 20, 2011

Drought a Major Problem at Laguna Atascosa NWR in Texas

The Monitor in Texas reports that Rio Grande waterholes have dried up and are creating a tough climate for wildlife at places like Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in southern Texas: Jody Mays is a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologist at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in Los Fresnos. She has witnessed the drought’s […]

May 31, 2011

ATV and Motorcycle Use Approved for Cabeza Prieta NWR

The Arizona Daily Star reports that refuge management at the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona has stated it will begin issuing permits to “street legal” motorcycles and ATVs in July for use at the refuge. Cabeza Prieta Manager Sid Slone said a 2007 management plan that authorized these vehicles meant that “I […]