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🚨URGENT:🚨 The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is considering a rule that would extend the time for trappers to check their snares for trapped wolves from every 72 hours to every 8 days in winter.
Speak up now 👉 https://biodiv.us/2MnPVxR (photo credit: National Park Service)
Here’s your moment of zen with a photo of a new litter of wolf pups from the Rogue pack with two older wolves babysitting them.
BREAKING: We sued the @USFWS
for failing to turn over documents on impacts of Toyota and Mazda building a huge factory directly adjacent to one of only two populations of the critically endangered Spring Pygmy Sunfish outside of Huntsville, Alabama.
We're fighting to protect this species from being overfished to the brink of extinction, and we need your help to stop this by joining our bluefin tuna boycott.⠀
Act now: https://biodiv.us/2B0l3y4
Your help is urgently needed right now.⠀
Washington state officials are deliberating right now on whether to issue a kill order on the Togo pack. The Togo pack may have been involved in two conflicts with cattle last week, but the state is also blaming this pack for two cattle attacks that occurred last November, before the pack was even known to exist. Contact Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind and tell him not to kill members of the Togo pack.⠀ ⠀
The kill order could come at any time – even late today, or first thing tomorrow morning. So take these two steps:⠀
Right now, today - send his office an email at: email@example.com
Then – call his office tomorrow morning to follow-up at: 360-902-2200⠀
(Photo credit: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Please urge the Fisheries Service to move faster in protecting coastal areas off Washington, Oregon, and California for the endangered Southern Resident orcas. ⠀
Act now: http://biodiv.us/2y7HYGq
This male American woodcock has some glide in his stride and some dip in his hip. ⠀
Love funky birds dancing on public lands? Join our e-list: https://bit.ly/2qE6gBz⠀
Footage by Keith Ramos / USFWS
A coyote potato – a.k.a. the American pika – howl-chirps to ward off would-be aggressors.⠀
Photo by © William C. Gladish
Take a look at this! Footage from a single week on a single critter cam reveals a pair of pumas, a big band of coati, a large family group of javelina (including two adorable babes), and a handsome young bear. ⠀
Footage by Russ McSpadden @centerforbiodiv
Trophy hunting Yellowstone grizzlies is cruel, senseless and unnecessary. Please take a moment at http://www.stopthegrizhunt.org to urge Secretary Zinke to restore their protections. #NoGrizHunt
Fun facts about Lion's mane nudibranchs: ⠀
▪️ They use their flexible and expandable "oral hoods" to catch prey.⠀
▪️ They produce sweet-smelling secretions that smell like watermelon or other fruit.⠀
▪️ They're pretty good swimmers.⠀
Join our e-list: https://bit.ly/2qE6gBz
The process of Sierra newt procreation is fascinating: males latch onto females to engage in about an hour of head and chin rubbing, and maybe even a little tail fluttering, before the males dismount to deposit spermatophore on the stream floor. The females then swim down and pick up the spermatophore using their cloaca and then quickly find a suitable place in the stream to attach the fertilized eggs. The circle of newt life henceforth continues.⠀
Join the Center for Biological Diversity's e-list of activists, citizen scientists and animal lovers here: https://bit.ly/2qE6gBz
BREAKING: We and our allies sued @SecretaryZinke
and the Trump administration today for illegally stacking a council packed with trophy hunters, firearm executives and representatives of businesses with close ties to the Trump administration.
Read more: https://biodiv.us/2AGM3Tt
with the @CenterForBioDiv
and Chukson Water Protectors helped organize a solidarity action in Tucson for the L’ea Est La Vie Camp – No Bayou Bridge to show that we must protect our water nationwide.
To find out more, check out http://www.bbp.org
Learning to walk can be hard, especially if you have flippers instead of feet. This painfully cute fur seal pup was videoed along the rocky shore of one of the Pribilof Islands in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.
VICTORY! A judge has ruled against the Tejon Ranch Company’s proposed 8,000-acre Grapevine massive development on the edge of Kern and Los Angeles counties.
Read more: https://biodiv.us/2Kes51F
California’s only known existing wolf family, the Lassen pack, has produced its second litter of pups, a hopeful symbol of wolf recovery at a time when the Trump administration is about to strip legal protections from wolves across the country.
BREAKING: We joined @amprog @4taxfairness @commoncause
and other allies in asking the IRS to pursue civil penalties against the Donald J. Trump Foundation and its officers, including President Trump, for violations of the Internal Revenue Code.
Read more: https://biodiv.us/2vdhYEX
BREAKING: The U.S. Court of International Trade today ordered the Trump administration to ban seafood imports from Mexico caught with gillnets that kill the critically endangered vaquita porpoise.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved a wastewater permit today for the world’s largest plastics plant. This would allow this facility to discharge more than 13 million gallons a day of polluted wastewater into Corpus Christi Bay.
VICTORY! The Alameda County Board of Supervisors rejected two permits that would have allowed a Bakersfield-based company with a history of spills and violations to continue extracting oil in Livermore for another decade.
VICTORY! The National Marine Fisheries Service designated 17,500 sq. miles of ocean as protected critical habitat for Hawaii’s false killer whales, a dolphin species whose numbers have gone down to around 150 in the wild.
Read: https://biodiv.us/2mCD5fS (credit: Jim Cotton/NOAA)
Yellowstone's grizzlies had been safe from trophy hunters for decades. But last summer Trump stripped their Endangered Species Act protections.
We can't let them be slaughtered.
Start a fundraiser to stop this trophy hunt: https://biodiv.us/2Jv8XMo
Join our effort to save grizzlies from getting gunned down by trophy hunters this fall by starting a fundraiser. It takes just a few steps to set up. Then ask your friends and family to support you in our summer of action to save Yellowstone's beloved grizzlies.⠀
ACT NOW 👉 https://biodiv.us/2Jv8XMo
Spider sex can be complicated: There are 16 legs involved, and sometimes the female eats the male before coitus. Sometimes she leaves her meal till after. ⠀
Join our e-list here: https://biodiv.us/2K0wNkb
While many amphibians can regenerate a limb, axolotls can regenerate the same limb a hundred times (with no scarring) and can even regenerate a crushed spinal cord and brain!⠀
Join our e-list of fierce wildlife lovers, activists, and scientists here: https://biodiv.us/2K0wNkb
Exploring the ocean depths off the coast of North Carolina earlier this year, researchers captured amazing footage. Watch the deep sea drama when a barracuda and a burrow-dwelling “Atlantic midshipman” fish meet.⠀
Join our e-list: https://biodiv.us/2K0wNkb⠀
Footage by Keith Brock
BREAKING: We're planning a summer of protest and action to save Yellowstone's beloved grizzlies from getting gunned down by trophy hunters this fall. We'll be putting billboards up around Wyoming and Idaho to urge state officials to stop the grizzly hunt. You can help us get the billboards up by starting a fundraiser: https://biodiv.us/2Jv8XMo
BREAKING: Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives today announced a series of bills aimed at profoundly gutting the Endangered Species Act. There already have been over 76 attacks on the Endangered Species Act since Trump took office.
Read more: https://biodiv.us/2KPav9H
We showed up in force this morning to demand the Planning Commission of the LA County Board of Supervisors deny Centennial - a new mega-development threatening the community’s air, water and rare wildlife. We thank everyone who showed up!
BREAKING: We joined with our allies in sending a notice to acting Environmental Protection Agency @EPAAWheeler
requesting the withdrawal or administrative stay of the agency’s decision to cease enforcing production caps on “glider” trucks.
BREAKING: President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.