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Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl: Protected Once More

Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl: Protected Once More

The Center of Biological Diversity posted on March 30th, 2017 about how a federal judge in Arizona overturned a decision in 2011 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to deny endangered species protection of the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl. This is thanks to the lawsuit brought up by the Center of Biological Diversity and Defenders … Continue reading Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl: Protected Once More

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Sumatran Elephants: Their Struggle Against Poaching and Palm Oil

Sumatran Elephants: Their Struggle Against Poaching and Palm Oil

Sumatran Elephants are a critically endangered species who live in Sumatra, an island in Indonesia. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates that there 2,400 to 2,800 of them left before they possibly go extinct. These elephants weigh about five tons, and are twenty feet in length. At the shoulder, they're five to nine feet tall. … Continue reading Sumatran Elephants: Their Struggle Against Poaching and Palm Oil

Update on Bengal Tigers

Update on Bengal Tigers

I came across an article on World Wildlife Fund's website talking about how their population has increased worldwide. They have gone from an estimated 3,200 in 2010 to 3,890 in 2016. However, WWF fears that linear infrastructure will threaten this progress. This is how they explain why it will soon become a problem for the … Continue reading Update on Bengal Tigers

Update on Giant Pandas

Update on Giant Pandas

I have some news to share regarding the lovable and iconic giant pandas. In case you haven't heard, there has been a step forward towards improving the current population situation over the years. They've globally gone from being listed as "Endangered" to now "Vulnerable" as of September 2016, according to the World Wildlife Fund. "The International Union for … Continue reading Update on Giant Pandas

Bumblebees In Danger

Bumblebees In Danger

According to Truthout, the Trump administration had recently delayed the effective date of federal protections for the rusty-patched bumblebee (Bombus affinis) from what was originally supposed to be February 10th to now March 21st. As of 2016, they are declared as endangered. "For the first time in the history of the continental United States, a species of … Continue reading Bumblebees In Danger

Business Versus Nature

Business Versus Nature

President Trump, being the business man that he is, wishes to lessen or remove federal regulations in as many areas as possible to benefit the economy. With as much debt as the United States has, we need look for ways where we can recuperate money. I understand that. But, targeting the Endangered Species Act is … Continue reading Business Versus Nature