endangered species act

Trump Administration Rule Proposal Would Further Undermine Endangered Species Act

Trump Administration Rule Proposal Would Further Undermine Endangered Species Act

By Eoin Higgins Environmental groups on Friday condemned the announcement of a new rule proposed by President Donald Trump that would further weaken the Endangered Species Act by making it easier to destroy habitats vulnerable species rely on for survival. “President Trump is back for another whack at another key environmental law,” said Oceana senior […]

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    Giraffes Win International Protections to Limit Their Trade

    Giraffes Win International Protections to Limit Their Trade

    The Parties to CITES agreed to list giraffes on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) today at the World Wildlife Conference or CoP18 in Geneva. Such protections will ensure that all giraffe parts trade were legally acquired and not sourced from the poached giraffes trade and will require countries […]

    5 Essential Reads on Endangered Species

    5 Essential Reads on Endangered Species

    By Jennifer Weeks The Trump administration has announced rule changes that alter how it will enforce the 1973 Endangered Species Act, which protects threatened and endangered species and their habitats. Among these changes, officials can now consider potential costs in deciding whether to list a species. The new policies will make it easier to delist […]

    Small Colorful Fish Gets Endangered Species Protection

    Small Colorful Fish Gets Endangered Species Protection

    A small, bright fish found in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama will start the new year on the Endangered Species list, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) reported Thursday. The trispot darter fish was thought to be entirely extinct in Alabama for more than 50 years until it was discovered in 2008 in Little Canoe Creek. […]

    10 Endangered Species Especially Threatened by the Trump Administration

    10 Endangered Species Especially Threatened by the Trump Administration

    EcoWatch has long documented attempts by the Trump administration’s Interior Department to weaken Endangered Species Act protections, but what does that mean for individual species? That is the question the Endangered Species Coalition set out to answer in a new report, which outlines how President Donald Trump’s proposed policies could impact 10 vulnerable animal species. […]