Wednesday, July 20, 2016

CALL TO ACTION: Oppose the Planned Killing of 16,000 Cormorants Along the Columbia River - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

CALL TO ACTION: Oppose the Planned Killing of 16,000 Cormorants Along the Columbia River - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced plans to shoot thousands of double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River Estuary beginning next year Bookmark and Share

NZ Sea Lion Threatened Managment Plan | New Zealand Sea Lion Trust

NZ Sea Lion Threatened Management Plan

Posted on by The  NZ Sea Lion Threat Management Plan is now open for submission for 6 weeks until 5th August 2016

TMP front pageBackground
“In March 2014, the then Minister of Conservation, Nick Smith, and the Minister for
Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, announced their intention to develop a Threat Management plan (TMP)”
The New Zealand sea lion is now listed  in NZ as `nationally critical’  and internationally by IUCN  `engandered’, (it was previously only as `vulnerable’) This has prompted the development of the TMP.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Petition · NSTA Board and Council: boardofdirectors@nsta.org: Keep Trophy-Hunting “Science” Out Of Our Public Schools! · Change.org

Petition · NSTA Board and Council: boardofdirectors@nsta.org: Keep Trophy-Hunting “Science” Out Of Our Public Schools! · Change.org Bookmark and Share



... to see educational materials from Bear Trust International being distributed in public schools via the National Science Teachers Association. Under the guise of a small, nonprofit conservation organization, this group has worked with the gun lobby to try to defeat the Black Bear Protection Act (twice!) and delist endangered species like the gray wolf. Now they are craftily posing the question of whether to delist the grizzly bear from the Endangered Species Act. This is no surprise given that their founder and board members are award-winning trophy hunters of exotic species.


They are now lobbying to pass bill HR 2406. The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (S.H.A.R.E. Act) would remove federal protections for gray wolves, expand trapping and recreational shooting on public lands, block efforts to restrict the use of toxic lead ammunition, block efforts to crack down on the global ivory trade, and even allow the importation of trophy polar bears from Canada.


Here's a recent letter from Bear Trust International to Washington signed along with their regular lobbying partners supporting the bill:
http://nssf.org/share/pdf/020516-AWCP_Fishnet_SHARE_Act_HR_2406_support_letter.pdf

Monday, July 18, 2016

3.2 Million Animals Killed by US Wildlife Services agency in 2015 - Linkis.com

3.2 Million Animals Killed by US Wildlife Services agency in 2015 - Linkis.com Bookmark and Share
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PETITION UK Government: Save Virunga National Park. Keep SOCO Out Of Virunga!

UK Government: Save Virunga National Park. Keep SOCO Out Of Virunga! Bookmark and Share

Why this is important...

Virunga is Africa’s oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area. The park’s 7,800 square kilometers (3,000 square miles) is the last refuge of the endangered mountain gorilla as well as elephants, hippos, chimpanzees and countless other species. 

UK oil company SOCO International PLC has been pressing to explore for oil in the park, risking the pristine habitat in search of easy money. Such exploration is illegal under the law of Congo but SOCO do not appear to care and appear to be willing to use their financial weight to muscle their way into the park. SOCO allegedly bribed the president of the DR of Congo to gain permission to drill in the Park.

In January 2011 SOCO employees allegedly forced their way into the Park, resulting in several international agencies declaring their intention to bring lawsuits against SOCO. SOCO's money is destabilizing an already fragile region and they must not be allowed to destroy this critical environmental treasure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOCO_International).
UK Government: Save Virunga National Park. Keep SOCO Out Of Virunga!
UK Government: Save the Virunga