Fish and Wildlife Service
In many cases, the changes elevate economic impact and private interests over a species’ need for protection.
"Currently, people in Vieques are struggling to survive. That needs to be a priority."
The US Fish and Wildlife Service rule prohibits controversial methods like gassing dens and shooting cubs.
Tasty, bite-sized, peanut butter treats falling from the heavens.
The Obama administration's decision not to list the dwindling wild bird as officially endangered aimed to strike a balance between environmentalists and energy interests, but may end up being challenged in court by both.
An elephant is killed for its tusks every fifteen minutes, leading to a 69 percent decline in the number of animals since 1980.
The United States is the second largest market for ivory, trailing only China, and conservationists crushed a ton of it on Friday in the heart of New York City.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Monday it will begin a year-long evaluation of whether or not the insect should be placed under federal protection due to habitat loss, disease, and climate change.
We've known that trafficking of endangered species has been "a global problem for some time now":http://motherboard.vice.com/2011/7/27/mob-trafficking-is-killing-off-our-favorite-wildlife, but a recent series of busts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...