Endangered Species

Before elephants, US loosened limits on lion trophies

WASHINGTON (AP) — One month before the Trump administration sparked outrage by reversing a ban on trophies from threatened African elephants, federal officials quietly loosened restrictions on the importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began …

Wildlife

Orcas, sea lions now catching more salmon than fishermen harvest

Marine mammals on the West Coast may now be eating more Chinook salmon than those being caught by commercial and recreational fisheries combined, a …

Portland, OR

Environmental groups sue Trump over big-game trophy decision

Two environment groups on Monday sued the Trump administration over its efforts to let the heads of African elephants and lions be imported to the …

Wildlife

Rising Grizzly Bear Deaths Raise Red Flag About Delisting

Photo by angela n. | CC BY 2.0With the recent cold snap, some Yellowstone grizzly bears are slowing down — but it will still be another week or more …

Wildlife

Food, flowers used to save Australia's most endangered species - Xinhua

CANBERRA, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Australian researchers have successfully boosted the breeding rate of the country's most endangered species, the smoky …

News (China)

Donald Trump calls elephant hunting a 'horror show' after trophy import ruling

<b>Washington:</b> President Donald Trump on Sunday called elephant hunting a "horror show" and strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of …

Wildlife

Trump appears to cave to public pressure, voices doubts about trophy hunting

• <b>President Donald Trump seemed set to reverse a ban on the import of hunted elephants from Africa, but changed course after public disapproval.</b>• <b><br>Trump reversed his position on this just hours after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders defended removing the ban.</b>• <b><br>Africa's elephant population has</b> …

Wildlife

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<b>ENVIRONMENT</b><p><i>Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit.</i><p>Game trophies exhibited by oilman Kerry Krottinger …

Wildlife

Trump Considers Lifting Ban On Trophy Hunting

So his kids can keep their gross hobbies<p>Despite having much more pressing issues to deal with, like cutting taxes for the rich, defending the sexual abuse allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore, and taking internet away from the poor, the Trump administration is also considering lifting a …

Wildlife

Trump faced public and private pressure to halt elephant hunting trophy imports

WASHINGTON – A combination of public and private pressure prompted President Donald Trump to overturn his administration’s recent move to allow …

Wildlife

7 Things That Make Elephants Seem Almost Human

Elephants' numerous similarities to humans are just some of the reasons why experts believe they should be protected, not hunted.<p>On November 15, a …

Wildlife

Canada’s boreal caribou are under threat, and provinces lag behind in promises to help

A recent report from Environment Canada has revealed that all of the provinces have failed in their commitments to protect boreal caribou.<p>Five years …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Top Shot: Young Pups

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram …

Trump reverses Obama ban on bringing elephant trophies to U.S.

The Trump administration will now allow hunted elephant trophies from Zambia and Zimbabwe to be brought back to the U.S., as long as there is …

U.S. Politics

Sign the Petition

SHAMEFUL! This truly breaks my heart. Today, November 16, 2017, the Trump Administration reversed the Obama ban on bringing Elephant and Lion …

Wildlife

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil

The Keystone pipeline, part of a 2,687-mile system that carries crude oil from Canada across the Great Plains of the United States, leaked 210,000 …

Environment

While you were sleeping: Bad news for elephants, electric Tesla trucks

We know Donald Trump dislikes Barack Obama, but maybe he could have left the elephants out of it.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced …

Canadian News

A Global Pact to Phase Out Coal

In our weekly roundup: Pledging to eliminate the use of coal, gene editing inside the body, and other science news.<p>The United Kingdom, Canada, and …

Science

Trump Administration to Reverse Ban on Elephant Trophies

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced it would reverse a ban on the import of trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe and Zambia, <i>The</i> …

Wildlife

The world’s strongest conservation law is under attack. It needs to be fixed instead.

<i>Peter S. Alagona is an associate professor of history, geography and environmental studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. James Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at the UCLA School of Law and at the Bren School of the</i> …

Opinion

Trump Administration Seeks Two-Year Delay on Pesticide Assessments Following Industry Request

The Trump administration filed a motion before a federal judge requesting two more years to complete an assessment on the risks of three common …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Montana Fly Fishing As It Was

The big-boned bay gelding barely spared a glance as we dug out a 5-weight from the pack mule’s panniers. He was more intent on the tall, lush grass …

Fishing

Massive Fracking on Nevada Public Lands Sought by Trump Administration, Conservation Groups Launch Legal Protest

Three conservation groups filed an administrative protest Monday against an enormous Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction, scheduled …

Water

This endangered snail lives only in the L.A. area. Can the little creatures be saved?

Before Los Angeles was developed, the San Gabriel chestnut snail was a common sight from Compton to the San Gabriel Mountains. But today, experts say, it survives only in the Angeles National Forest and on adjacent private lands between Glendora and Altadena after being threatened by development, …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Conservation by killing? Documentary asks if commerce can save threatened species

LONDON (Reuters) - Could a hunter's bullet be a tool in helping save Africa's endangered species from extinction? The question is one of the many complex ethical dilemmas raised by "Trophy", a documentary that examines whether commerce can help wildlife conservation.<p>The film, directed by Shaul …

Wildlife

4 Lions Were Killed Outside Kruger National Park – Demand Non-Lethal Alternatives to Protect This Endangered Species

Its hard to imagine a world without the “King of the Jungle,” but if lions continue to be needlessly killed – that is exactly what is going to …

Wildlife

Microbiome transplants provide disease resistance in critically endangered Hawaiian plant

Transplanting wild microbes from healthy related plants can make a native Hawaiian plant healthier and likelier to survive in wild according to new …

Hawaii

NSW Parks Service staff: a threatened species?

We need national parks. Primarily they exist to protect wild nature. But many of them provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor pursuits, …

The Trump administration won’t protect this little lizard. So this group is suing.

A small, shiny, brown lizard with a bright pink tale that lives exclusively on the Florida Keys along narrow strips of shoreline is making a big …

Florida Keys

Never Underestimate the Challenge of Saving a Critically Endangered Species

Saving a life is hard; saving a species is heroic. Scientists and conservationists were reminded of this fact this week when they were forced to …

Environment