3 ways Trump’s new regulations will better protect endangered species

Opinion 08/13/19, 20:52

The Trump administration has just taken an important step in the effort to protect threatened and endangered species. On Monday, the administration published final regulations that will improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act. This law simply hasn’t worked. Over the law’s more than 45 years, only about 3% of the species listed as threatened or endangered have been removed from ...

US takes step toward listing giraffes as threatened species

U.S. 04/25/19, 10:52

The Trump administration has taken a first step toward extending protections for giraffes under the Endangered Species Act. The move comes after legal pressure from environmental groups. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says its initial review has determined there's "substantial information that listing may be warranted" for giraffes. The formal finding ...

US easing land restrictions across US West

U.S. 03/14/19, 21:10

The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other industries that were meant to protect an imperiled bird species that ranges across the American West, federal officials said Thursday. U.S. Bureau of Land Management Acting Director Brian Steed told The Associated Press the changes ...

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

U.S. 01/18/19, 20:55

Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. Vendors at the Safari Club International event held last week in Reno, Nevada, ...

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