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Conservationists and tribes denounce U.S. plan to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from endangered species list 24.6.2017 LA Times: Nation

The grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been protected by the federal government for more than four decades.

That will begin to change next week.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week said the agency intends to remove grizzlies living in the Yellowstone area from Endangered Species...

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Conservationists, Indian tribes denounce U.S. plan to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from endangered species list 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been protected by the federal government for more than four decades.

That will begin to change next week.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week said the agency intends to remove grizzlies living in the Yellowstone area from Endangered Species...

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After 42 years, Yellowstone grizzly will be taken off endangered species list 23.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.
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Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose protections after 42 years on endangered species list 23.6.2017 Washington Post
Yellowstone grizzly bears to lose protections after 42 years on endangered species list
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After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List 23.6.2017 NPR News
Citing a population rebound, the Interior Department has announced it plans to strip the bear of federal protection. But some groups are skeptical, and they've signaled they're prepared to resist.
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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections 22.6.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Thursday's ruling is certain to be challenged in court by conservation groups that argue the Yellowstone bears still face threats to their continued existence.
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Letter: Republicans used to value conservation 20.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As a Republican, I am proud of my GOP’s heritage of conservation and disappointed by its recent performance. The GOP from its very beginning with our first president, Abraham Lincoln, through the early ’70s with President Richard Nixon, took the lead in environmental and conservation issues. Lincoln’s work with Yosemite, followed by Ulysses S. Grant’s establishment of Yellowstone as our first national park, got the GOP started as a conservation powerhouse. President Theodore Roosevelt amplified...
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19 Epic, Endangered Places You Should Visit Before It's Too Late 14.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The world is full of beautiful places , but not all of them will stay that way . This week,  UNESCO released its annual state of conservation reports , which outline which of its famous designated  World Heritage Sites  are in danger of losing the historic, cultural or natural characteristics that made them World Heritage Sites in the first place. Places on the “ Danger List ” face threats like  soil erosion, lack of water and poor land management , to name a few. The World Heritage Committee prepares conservation reports for these places so it can discuss ways to better protect and conserve them if needed. Tourism can harm the world’s wonders , but it can also help them when done responsibly. Below, find 19 places from UNESCO’s conservation reports  that warrant a responsible visit. To compile this list, we pulled spots that appear on the Danger List , omitting any that come with travel warnings form the U.S. State Department . While such places are no less important, it’s not recommended that you visit ...
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Bold commitments to sustainable fisheries at the United Nations will help Belize achieve sustainable oceans goals 14.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Larry Epstein The government of Belize has just made major voluntary commitments at the United Nations Oceans Conference that, once implemented, will secure Belize’s fisheries as an engine for sustainable development. Healthy oceans and sustainable fisheries are crucial for poverty alleviation, food security and generating economic growth in low and middle income countries. This goal is reinforced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which declare a target to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” The health and vibrancy of Belize’s coastal communities, where 15,000 people depend on fisheries for their livelihoods, depend on this target becoming a reality. Last week, fisheries ministers, fishermen, community leaders and the conservation community from around the world gathered at the United Nations Oceans Conference to share experiences and strategies for achieving this vision, and declare voluntary commitments for good ...
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Seattle-based conservation group weighs potential carbon-tax measure 14.6.2017 Seattle Times: Politics

The Nature Conservancy has filed three proposed initiatives with the Secretary of State’s Office for a possible 2018 ballot measure.
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Sportsmen Support the Coast at Conservation on Tap 13.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Originally posted by Vanishing Paradise on June 8, 2017. Recently, Vanishing Paradise and coastal restoration supporters headed to 40 Arpent Brewery in Arabi, LA for Conservation on Tap, co-sponsored by the Meraux Foundation. At the brewery, nestled right next to the Mississippi River levee, more than 60 supporters heard a presentation by Bren Haase with Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on the 2017 Coastal Master Plan—including an overview of the plan, funding and how it would impact the ...
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Trump administration orders review of sage grouse protections 9.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that the regulations - which have been subject to years of negotiation and controversy in Western states - are once again under review.
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Trump Administration Orders Review Of Sage Grouse Protections 9.6.2017 NPR News
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced that the regulations – which have been subject to years of negotiation and controversy in Western states – are once again under review.
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Trump administration to reconsider protections for rare sage grouse 8.6.2017 LA Times: Nation

The Obama administration’s plan to save the greater sage grouse was widely heralded as a landmark moment in collaborative conservation when, nearly two years ago, former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the effort to protect the rare Western bird.

Republican and Democratic governors expressed...

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Interior Secretary Takes Aim At Obama-Era Sage Grouse Protections 8.6.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has called for a review of an Obama-era conservation plan for the greater sage grouse, a move that appears partially aimed at opening up more of the declining gamebird’s habitat to oil and gas development.  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told reporters on a call Wednesday that the secretarial order he will sign Thursday will establish a team to review conservation efforts and make management recommendations within 60 days. The goal, Zinke said, is to improve collaboration between federal agencies and 11 Western states to ensure continued protections of the imperiled bird, while providing states with “greater flexibility” to pursue opportunities for energy development and job growth. “There have been some complaints by several of the governors that their ability to use federal lands — whether it’s for oil and gas, recreation, timber, across the board — that some of the heavy handedness on habitats don’t allow for some of those uses, and they’ve come up with what they ...
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Interior chief to review sage-grouse conservation plan 8.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday he is ordering a review of federal efforts to conserve the imperiled sage grouse to ensure that officials in 11 Western states where the bird lives are fully consulted. While the federal government has a responsibility under the Endangered Species Act to protect the ground-dwelling bird, […]
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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels 'Hypocritical' 7.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — In hopes of boosting the local bee population and raising awareness about the threats facing the planet’s most important pollinators, second lady  Karen Pence has installed a honeybee hive at the vice presidential residence in Washington. Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue  unveiled the new hive — home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees — at an event Tuesday and “ urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse” an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release.  Tiffany Finck-Haynes, an expert in bee populations at the nonprofit advocacy group  Friends of the Earth , called the White House request “extremely hypocritical” in light of the administration’s proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection .  “They’re not putting their money where their mouth is, based on their proposed budget cuts to critical agencies that are needed to help protect bees, butterflies and other pollinators,” Finck-Hayes told HuffPost. Bees & ...
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Conservation of national heritage needs the push of economic liberalisation 7.6.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Improved Tibble Fork open for public use 7.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
A year after a popular Utah watering hole was shut down to rebuild a dam, a new and enlarged Tibble Fork Reservoir was re-opened for public use Tuesday in front of an early-summer heat wave. The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), which financed the $10 million project, welcomed the public back to the American Fork Canyon lake in a ribbon-cutting. The 50-year-old earthen structure needed to be rehabilitated because it was at risk of failure and its reservoir had filled with se... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Fewer than 30 vaquita porpoises remain on the planet. Is it too late to save them? 5.6.2017 L.A. Times - World News
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is turning to dramatic tactics to fight the eradication of the world's most endangered sea mammal
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