Breaking! Conservation Groups Take Legal Action To Speed Up Protection For Endangered Giraffes Under The Endangered Species Act

Yesterday, conservation and animal protection groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to consider Endangered Species Act protections for Africa’s rapidly dwindling giraffe population. The groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Humane…

Vermont Becomes The 12th State In The U.S. To Ban The Sale Of Elephant Ivory & Other Parts Of Imperiled Species

Governor Phil Scott signed H.99 (ACT 169) into law last week, making Vermont the 12th state in the nation to ban the trade of imperiled wildlife parts. The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2022. State bans are critical to ending demand…

Breaking! California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Critical Bill Protecting Mountain Lions & Other Species From Toxic Rat Poisons

After all of your calls and emails, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Bill AB 1788, The California Ecosystems Protection Act into law, placing greater restrictions, with limited exceptions, on the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides to protect the state’s native wildlife. The bill,…

Breaking! Western Joshua Trees Are Now Protected Under California’s Endangered Species Act For At Least One Year

Earlier this week, the California Fish and Game Commission agreed to accept a petition protecting western Joshua trees under the state’s Endangered Species Act, granting legal protection to the iconic trees for at least a year. Joshua trees are threatened…

Breaking! New Zealand Announces Plans To Tighten Trade Restrictions To Improve Protection For More Than 35,000 Endangered Species Internationally

New Zealand’s Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced a plan yesterday to change the law to help protect more than 35,000 endangered species internationally, whose survival in the wild is threatened by unsustainable trade. “The changes will be made by amending the…

Breaking! United States To Decide If 7 Species Of Pangolins Will Receive Protection Under The U.S. Endangered Species Act

Under a new legal agreement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammals, should be protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The agreement, approved this week by a federal judge, requires the…

Concerning News As An Estimated 250 Chinese Fishing Vessels Found Near The Galápagos Islands; Killing Protected Species, As Well As Sharks For Their Fins

Photo Jax Oliver, Sea Shepherd On July 17th, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported an unusual concentration of Chinese-flagged fishing vessels congregating in the high seas of the Eastern Tropical Pacific, a maritime region that includes the Galapagos Marine Reserve.…

Urgent Call To Action! Calls Needed Tomorrow At 10AM PST To Support CA Bill That Would Ban The Possession Of Parts From Africa’s Most Iconic Species

CALL TO ACTION NEEDED TOMORROW, AUGUST 4TH, at 10AM PST! The Los Angeles Times reported on a LA trophy hunter who has been exposed for killing an endangered elephant in Africa. He’s now a target in a bid to end trophy…

In Defense Of Animals Calls To Restore Obama-era Regulations To Save Alaska’s Bear Cubs & Other Species From Heartless Trophy Hunters

In Defense of Animals and thousands of its supporters are calling on presidential candidate Joe Biden to restore Obama-era regulations intended to protect Alaska’s iconic wildlife from some of the most egregious and unethical hunting practices. “It’s sickening that the…

California’s Only Known Gray Wolf Pack Has Eight New Pups Giving Hope To The Future Of Their Species

California’s only known wolf family, the Lassen pack, has produced its fourth litter of pups. The pups’ father joined the pack recently, after the pack’s first breeding male disappeared last summer. “We’re elated at the birth of the Lassen pack’s…

Victory! A Court Order Rules That Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears Will Remain Protected From Hunters Under The Endangered Species Act

Yesterday, The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal court’s 2018 ruling that the Trump administration illegally stripped Endangered Species Act protection from Yellowstone’s grizzly bears. The decision spares the grizzlies from being hunted for so-called “trophies” in Wyoming…

Urgent! Public Comments Needed By July 6th To Stop The Use Of Anticoagulant Rodenticides That Are Killing Mountian Lions & Other Species Of Wildlife In The U.S.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting an Ecological Risk Assessment for the most dangerous Anticoagulant Rodenticides which are used to poison and kill rats. As previously reported by WAN, senseless animal deaths also occur by second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning…

Breaking! Trump Administration Moves Forward With Massive Oil & Gas Project In Alaska Threatening The Survival Of Many Endangered Species

Despite the pandemic, the Trump administration is moving ahead with public hearings on the Willow project – a massive oil and gas development being pushed by ConocoPhillips – in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. This project poses a significant…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Prematurely Delist Greater Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bears from the Endangered Species Act

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) announced it would fight the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) proposed delisting of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear population and hand-over of management to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. News…