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Category: Protection :: Habitat Protection
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Trump Budget Would Undo Gains From Conservation Programs on Farms and Ranches 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the  2018 farm bill  -- a comprehensive food and agriculture bill passed about every five years. Most observers associate the farm bill with food policy, but its conservation section is the single largest source of funding for soil, water and wildlife conservation on private land in the United States.  Farm bill conservation programs provide about  US$5.8 billion  yearly for activities such as restoring wildlife habitat and using sustainable farming practices. These programs affect about  50 million acres of land nationwide . They conserve  millions of acres of wildlife habitat  and  provide ecological services  such as improved water quality, erosion control and enhanced soil health that are worth billions of dollars.  Sixty percent of US land is privately owned, and it contains a  disproportionately high share  of habitat for ...
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Jeep in hot water over ad with SUV romping in wild waters 15.2.2018 AP Business
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The head of one of the nation's largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler's Super Bowl ads "glorified" the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to off-road thrill-seekers....
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Interior Secretary Zinke launches push to save habitat for wildlife and boost hunting 12.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has launched an initiative to improve habitat and migration corridors for antelope, deer and elk.
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The road to building a border wall will be long and difficult, and go through the courts 11.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s not long — just two pages — but a notice recently issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a reminder of the challenges, legal and otherwise, facing President Trump’s promised border wall.

The corps issued a notice to contractors Friday saying it might soon accept bids to construct a...

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U.S. efforts once saved the red wolf. But missteps may push the species back to the brink. 11.2.2018 Washington Post
Three decades after they were reintroduced to the wild, there is serious doubt that the species can survive outside zoos. The story of the rise and fall of the red wolf population at a North Carolina refuge is a testament to the power of the Endangered Species Act to protect wildlife — and its limitations.
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Oregon increases protections for 'enigma of the Pacific' 10.2.2018 AP National
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon environmental officials on Friday increased protections for the marbled murrelet, a rare diving seabird known as the "enigma of the Pacific" because it lives and hunts in the ocean but nests far inland in the high canopy of mossy, old-growth forests....
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The Congressional Review Act: A Damage Assessment 7.2.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  President Donald Trump has boasted that he had signed far more bills during his first months in office than many of his predecessors. Like many of his boasts, this one was misleading. Apart from purely ceremonial bills, the vast majority of bills enacted during his first six months in office stemmed from the Congressional Review Act of 1996 (CRA). This relatively obscure statute passed by the Gingrich Congress, which President Clinton ill-advisedly signed, empowers Congress to overturn major federal regulations within 60 “session” days of promulgation by passing a joint resolution of disapproval signed by the president. If Congress permanently adjourns prior to the end of 60 days that it is in session, the next Congress gets another 75 session days to pass a joint resolution. The current Congress therefore had until late May of 2017 to overturn any major regulation promulgated by the Obama administration ...
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Red wolves may be going extinct in the wild — again 6.2.2018 Washington Post
Red wolves may be going extinct in the wild — again
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Thai construction magnate arrested for hunting in sanctuary 6.2.2018 Washington Post: World
Officials say the head of one of Thailand’s largest construction companies has been arrested for hunting protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary and was found with the skin of a black panther and other animals.
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Renowned conservation investigator Esmond Bradley Martin killed at home in Kenya 6.2.2018 L.A. Times - World News

Renowned American conservation investigator Esmond Bradley Martin, famed for his dangerous work uncovering illegal global trafficking of ivory and rhino horn, was stabbed to death over the weekend at his home in Kenya, the latest in a series of killings of high-profile environmental activists around...

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Seminar held on tiger conservation in Mumbai 4.2.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Trump explains support for oil drilling in Arctic refuge 2.2.2018 AP National
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Thursday he "really didn't care" about opening a portion of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling but insisted it be included in tax legislation at the urging of others....
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Judge orders U.S. to reconsider decision to reject protections for Yellowstone bison 2.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A federal judge has ordered U.S. wildlife officials to reconsider a 2015 decision that blocked special protections for the iconic bison herds that roam Yellowstone National Park and are routinely subjected to hunting and slaughter.

U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper said in a ruling late Wednesday...

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Trump Made It Easier for Oil Companies to Get Away With Killing Migratory Birds 29.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks have sparked a lot of outrage. But one recent action by the Interior Department drew unprecedented protest from a bipartisan group of top officials who go all the way back to the Nixon administration: a new legal opinion that […]
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Another attack on public lands 27.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Another attack on public lands
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Family of rancher killed in Oregon standoff sues US, police 27.1.2018 AP National
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The family of an Arizona rancher who was killed by police during the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon alleged in a U.S. lawsuit Friday that he was "deliberately executed by a preplanned government ambush."...
Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats 26.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Your grandmother’s insistence that you receive more bug bites because you’re ‘sweeter’ may not be that far-fetched after all, according to pioneering research from Virginia Tech scientists.
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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Missing in Action 25.1.2018 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extinction have been an ecological mystery.
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Birds of Louisiana’s Coast: A Landscape of Vital Habitats 24.1.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Birds of Louisiana’s Coast: A Landscape of Vital Habitats
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