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image President Obama Asked to Stop U.S. Military Project That Threatens Endangered Dugong 480_dugong_flickr_matthijs_1.jpg original image (570x330) by Center for Biological Diversity
OKINAWA, Japan, May 26, 2016 — During President Obama’s visit to Japan for the G-7 summit, the Center for Biological Diversity called on him to abandon his controversial plan to build a large new military base in biologically rich and sensitive Henoko and Oura Bay. The bay is home to the dugong — a marine mammal related to manatees that is an ancient cultural icon in Okinawa — and other endangered species. That project is strongly opposed by residents of the island, which has had a hu...
Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:29PM
text Study: Biodiversity Essential to Protect Ocean Fishes From Climate Change by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2016 — Biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our oceans in the face of climate change and ensuring an adequate supply of the fish that billions of people around the world rely on for protein, particularly in developing countries. That’s the conclusion of important new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study suggests that maintaining biodiversity by reducing overfishing in reef ecosystems is crucial not...
Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:53PM
image Save the Multinational Species Conservation Fund 480_tiger_stamp_1.jpg original image (1200x1200) by Tomas DiFiore
2016 Wildlife Conservation Society petition to U.S. Congress - Act now to save the 'Multinational Species Conservation Fund'. There's also a postal stamp funding mechanism. The MSCF Stamp “had a premium cost of 55 cents, with 9 cents from each stamp purchased supporting wildlife conservation. From September 20, 2011, to December 31, 2013, stamp sales raised $2,567,000 for the conservation of all MSCF species - elephants, tigers, lions, and more. Unfortunately, the wildlife stamp was not mar...
Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 5:06PM
image Vaquita Population Plummets to Just 60 Individuals 480_vaquita_porpoise_paulolsen_noaa_1.jpg original image (570x330) by Center for Biological Diversity
ENSENADA, Mexico, May 13, 2016 — Scientists announced today that fewer than 60 vaquita porpoises likely remain on Earth, down from 245 in 2008. The vaquita is the world’s smallest and most endangered porpoise, found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California. Without permanent and fully enforced protections, the species could be effectively extinct within six years.
Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 1:59PM
text West Coast Fisher Denied Endangered Species Act Protection in Bow to Timber Industry by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., April 14, 2016 — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today denied Endangered Species Act protection to West Coast fishers, mid-sized forest carnivores that were proposed for federal protection in October throughout their range in California, Oregon and Washington. Following pressure from the timber industry, the Service withdrew the proposed protection despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the survival of the rare carnivores is threatened by logging, toxic chemicals u...
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:32PM
text USDA Proposes Organic Animal Welfare Regulations by via Center for Food Safety
WASHINGTON, April 7th, 2016 — Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule that would hold organic livestock producers to a high standard of care for rearing food animals. Animal welfare and public health advocates say the move is a good first step toward ensuring that USDA certified organic meat and poultry products live up to the integrity and the intention of the national organic standards.
Posted: Fri Apr 8, 2016 6:08PM
text AWI Statement on Proposed Animal Welfare Regulations for the Certified Organic Label by via Animal Welfare Institute
April 7, 2016 - The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) commends the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for proposing requirements for the welfare of animals raised under the Certified Organic label. AWI generally supports the proposed regulations, which are based on the recommendations of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), an advisory body to the USDA’s organic program.
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 4:40PM
text EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., April 7, 2016 — The Environmental Protection Agency’s first rigorous nationwide analysis of the effects of pesticides on endangered species finds that 97 percent of more than 1,700 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act are likely to be hurt by malathion and chlorpyrifos. Another 79 percent are likely to be hurt by diazinon. The results released this week are the first in a series of biological evaluations the EPA must complete as part of a settlemen...
Posted: Thu Apr 7, 2016 4:23PM
image Green Sea Turtles Recovering on U.S. Coasts 120_greenseaturtle_davidburdick_noaa.jpg original image (1810x1224) by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 — The success of green sea turtles’ recovery on the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts warrants downgrading their status from “endangered” to “threatened,” according to today’s announcement by National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in response to a petition from the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. But the agencies emphasized that the growing threat of climate change and sea-level rise — particularly on low-lying nesti...
Posted: Wed Apr 6, 2016 2:39PM
text Audubon California sponsors legislation regulating use of drones in wildlife areas by via Audubon California
Sacramento, Calif., Mar 9, 2016 – As more and more people are taking their drones for a spin in California's open spaces, there's concern that all these flying robots might not be so great for birds and other wildlife. After tracking reports of disturbances to wildlife and habitat arising from done ruse, Audubon California decided to co-sponsor legislation that will require the state to create rules for drone use in state wildlife areas. The bill, Assembly Bill 2148, is authored by Assembly...
Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:13PM
image Chuck Grassley And Other Iowa Politicans Who Have Abused Billions Of Animals 120_895.jpg original image (500x411) by ARC9
Poll numbers indicate Iowa senator and animal abuser Chuck Grassley can be replaced this year. Please help remove him from the Senate and Steve King from the House.
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:15AM
text Sea Shepherd President Involved in Captive Dolphin Trade by Alex Nadeau
Hypocrisy at its greatest! Pritam Singh, president of the board of directors for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has captive dolphins and sells various seafood at his resorts, while at the same time Sea Shepherd solicits donations for their dolphin-defence and anti-captivity campaigns!
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:42PM
text Mass Swan Die-Off Along Yellow River Worries Teachers by Runi Al Pemkron
Will swans soon be extinct? This is the question some Chinese pupils are increasingly posing to their teachers, but few have answers really satisfying the fresh curiosity. And it´s no longer merely these asking who have been familiar with the beautiful birds along the banks of the country´s largest river. With deceasing animals all around, increasingly these who had been looking the other way are beginning to pay attention as well.
Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:05AM
text Animal Liberationists: Why We Must Take The Fight To Human Targets by Roland Vincent
By definition, terrorism is violence against the innocent.
Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:06PM
video New Video Shows America's Only Known Wild Jaguar (video/mpeg 63.0MB) by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz., February 3, 2016 — Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity released new video today of the only known wild jaguar currently in the United States. Captured on remote sensor cameras in the Santa Rita Mountains just outside Tucson, the dramatic footage provides a glimpse of the secretive life of one of nature’s most majestic and charismatic creatures. This is the first ever publicly released video of the jaguar, and it comes at a critical point in this ca...
Posted: Wed Feb 3, 2016 4:17PM
image Egyptian Writer Given 3 Years Jail for Criticizing Egyptian Sheep Murder 120_1.jpg original image (500x275) by Nonviolent Shepherd
Egyptian writer Faitma Naoot sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing Egyptian sheep slaughter on Facebook.
Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:08AM
text Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, January 25, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service today announced a five-year review of endangered southern resident killer whales, which are down to just 84 orcas, to assess whether they are properly protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Fisheries Service last year announced plans to expand existing critical habitat protections from the killer whales’ summer habitat in Puget Sound to include 9,000 square miles of their winter foraging habitat along the West Coas...
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:18PM
image Consumers Demand Action Against Conflict Palm Oil 120_math_or_myth_dualityoftheoilpalm.jpg original image (1500x1864) by Tomas DiFiore
Lend your support and learn from “Kids Cut Palm Oil is an international group of school students who want to see an end to the destruction of our forests. We want this destruction to stop killing critically endangered animals. We want the destruction to stop because it is killing people, and leading to tremendous global carbon emissions that have never been seen before on this scale. We know how to stop it. We can stop it. And we will stop it. We can challenge this by becoming educated on t...
Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:15PM
image It’s Chili Today! PETA Delivers Hot Vegan Food to All Gathered Outside Wildlife Refuge 120_peta_oregon_standoff_malheur.jpg original image (403x601) by PETA
Princeton, Ore., January 7, 2016 – Yesterday, PETA staff delivered packets of high protein vegan jerky to the militant cattle ranchers occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and today, we’re going back with a message of “conversation over conflict” to dish up protein-packed vegan chili—this time intended for law enforcement, Native Americans, and others on site in the hope that the slaughter of cattle and wildlife will become a focus of discussion. PETA will also take along sig...
Posted: Fri Jan 8, 2016 11:20AM
text Vegan Jerky To Be Hand-Delivered to Oregon Cattle-Ranching Militia by PETA
Princeton, Ore., January 5, 2016 – The militant cattle ranchers currently occupying Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have appealed for snacks, and PETA is answering the call tomorrow with a hand-delivered package of vegan jerky that contains more protein than beef. The PETA staffers, bearing signs reading, “The End (of Animal Agriculture) Is Nigh: Get Out Now!” are suggesting that militia members learn to raise crops, not cows—allowing the many species of wild animals the refuge was d...
Posted: Thu Jan 7, 2016 11:29AM