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Defenders of Wildlife Calls on Senate to Consider Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
Eight members of Congress will be recognized today by leading national conservation groups for their critical role in protecting the Endangered Species Act.
A new poll released at the fourth Gunnison Sage-Grouse Summit today shows that a majority of voters (66 percent) from across the political spectrum who live in the heart of the Gunnison sage-grouse range support protecting the iconic bird as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) until they are fully recovered. By a margin of more than 3-to-1, two-thirds (67 percent) of voters in the four-county area believe listing the Gunnison sage-grouse as threatened under the ESA has encouraged local efforts to conserve these iconic birds.
Defenders of Wildlife is closely reviewing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal announced today to delist the population of grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem under the Endangered Species Act and assessing the extent to which long-standing threats to the population have been adequately addressed.
A bill that would legislatively delist wolves – and open the door for the legislature to make politically driven decisions about the fate of imperiled animals across Oregon -- was passed yesterday evening by the Oregon legislature and will now go to Governor Brown for her consideration.
Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) agreed to complete a final recovery plan for the giant garter snake by September 29, 2017.
Oregon’s emphasis on proactive and nonlethal wolf management has helped allow the state’s small wolf population to increase by 36 percent this year, according to the annual population count released this week.
House votes on SHARE ACT, includes anti-wildlife riders
Today, the Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) released the official annual count of endangered Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. The numbers this year are down, from 110 wolves at the end of 2014 to 97 wolves at the end of 2015.
State and federal agencies today approved the Montanore copper-silver mine proposed underneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana’s Kootenai National Forest.