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July, 2011

Sanity Finally Prevails: House Rejects ESA Listing Restriction

Thirty-seven Republicans joined 187 Democrats in rejecting a provision in the House Appropriations Bill that would have stopped all listings under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. This remarkable act of bipartisian compromise in a turbulent time marked by [...]

Feral Horse Activists Sue to Stop Wyoming Roundup

Feral horse activists are at it again, suing to stop a roundup of feral horses on public lands in Wyoming based on their ludicrous claim that domesticated horses are “wildlife” that belongs on our western rangelands. As The [...]

White House Reacts to House Interior Appropriations Bill

White House Reacts to House Interior Appropriations Bill The White House released a Statement of Administration Policy outlining the Administration’s reaction to the House’s proposed EPA and DOI Appropriations bill (H.R. 2584).  The bill was passed [...]

No Government Help for Threatened Gopher Tortoises

According to an article in the Orlando, gopher tortoise numbers are declining in Florida and across the Southeast, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service admits that the species is likely in danger of extinction. [...]

Nutria Discovered in Delaware

According to an article on, nutria have been found in Delaware’s wetlands. These destructive invasive aquatic rodents native to South America were imported as a source of fur and escaped in Lousiana many decades ago. They [...]

More Human Health Concerns With Feral Cats: Toxo Linked to Cancer

Evidence continues to pile up that Toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by a parasite (Toxoplasma gondii) that lives in the guts of cats, may be responsible for serious human health problems. T. gondii infection has recently been correlated [...]

FWS Investing in Urban Wildlife Refuges

As the United States population continues to increase, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plans to renew their investment in the development of urban wildlife refuge systems. The newly appointed Fish and Wildlife Director Dan [...]

Injunction Lifted: Feral Horse Roundup to Proceed

According to the Washington Post, the BLM was finally given a green light to proceed with its roundup of 1,700 feral horses in Nevada after an animal rights group had argued that their capture and removal would cause “irreparable [...]

Whitebark Pine Threatened By Climate Change and Associated Disease

According to a story by Juliet Eilperin in The Washington Post, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the whitebark pine tree is in imminent risk of extinction due to a combination of climate [...]

Activists Convince Judge to Halt Feral Horse Roundup

A federal appeals judge granted a temporary injunction to stop a government roundup of around 1,700 feral horses in Nevada. And this was hours after another judge denied the motion. The action was brought by the [...]