Breaking! Conservation Groups Take Legal Action To Speed Up Protection For Endangered Giraffes Under The Endangered Species Act

Yesterday, conservation and animal protection groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to consider Endangered Species Act protections for Africa’s rapidly dwindling giraffe population. The groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane…

Victory! Florida Becomes The 15th State To Ban The Shark Fin Trade With The Passage Of The Kristin Jacobs Ocean Conservation Act

In a major victory, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Bill SB 680 into law, making Florida the 15th state to officially ban the shark fin trade. The new law, which comes into effect on October 1st of this year, bans the import and export…

In Response To A Lawsuit By Conservation Groups, The U.S. Forest Service Will Halt Road Construction This Summer In Northern Idaho To Protect Grizzly Bears

In response to a lawsuit filed by five conservation groups, federal agencies earlier this week agreed to forego planned summer construction on the Bog Creek Road project in northern Idaho. Earlier this year, the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Customs and Border…

Breaking! Conservation Groups Work To Stop The Killing Of Endangered Wolves Over Conflicts With Livestock In Washington

Conservation groups petitioned the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission yesterday for rules limiting when the state can kill endangered wolves over conflicts with livestock. The state has killed 31 wolves since 2012, relying on a protocol that skews heavily toward lethal and…