Wildlife Defenders Advocate for California Spotted Owl

Wildlife Defenders Advocate for California Spotted Owl

Wildlife defenders filed a petition just a few days before Christmas, advocating for endangered species protection for the California spotted owl. Logging has decimated owls’ forest habitat causing a significant decline in the population of the species. The Wild Nature Institute and the John Muir Project of the Earth Island Institute filed the request for protective conservation […]

Wildlife: Florida Goes for Gators

Wildlife: Florida Goes for Gators

Wildlife in Florida will be open to hunting today as a small group goes after their coveted prey, the American gator. This may seem to go against the very purpose of a wildlife preserve, but officials are saying that the number of alligators that may be lost from this practice is insignificant in comparison to the […]

U.S. Wildlife Services Killed Over 4 Million Animals in 2013

U.S. Wildlife Services Killed Over 4 Million Animals in 2013

In 2013, the Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services killed over four million invasive and native animals. That number has fluctuated wildly for the past couple of decades. This has raised some red flags, particularly for two congressmen and the Center for Biological Diversity. Representative Peter A. DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, has been asking the agency […]