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Shell Oil Threatens Polar Bear Habitat

The iconic polar bear already faces many threats- from melting sea ice, shrinking food supply, and climate change. The polar bear was even listed as a threatened species is 2008. … Read more

Scientists Say Billions of Birds are Changing Migration Habits

The world’s birds are already finding their own ways to adapt to the effects of climate change. In addition to migrating at different times to newly hospitable locations, they may … Read more

FWS Submits Wind Turbine Guideline Recommendations to Interior Secretary

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today transmitted a set of final recommendations on how to minimize the impacts of land-based wind farms on wildlife and its habitat to Secretary … Read more

United Nations Rejects Shark Protections

As an addition to previous decisions regarding coral, Atlantic bluefin tuna, polar bears and tigers, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) … Read more

United Nations Reject Coral Protections

Delegates at the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) rejected yesterday a proposal that would have regulated the trade of red and … Read more

United Nations Rejects Ban on Bluefin Tuna Exports and International Polar Bear Trade

Yesterday, on March 18th, 2010, the United Nations rejected a proposal to ban export of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. This U.S.-backed proposal was defeated after major lobbying by the Japanese. … Read more

Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Releases Progress Report

In 2009, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) initiated the Interagency Climate … Read more

Statement on Passing of FWS Director Sam Hamilton

Sam Hamilton, the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, died on Saturday of an apparent heart attack, while skiing with friends in Colorado. On September 1st, 2009, after … Read more

Do Your Kids Draw? Enter Their Masterpieces in the Endangered Species Day Art Contest

Do you know a child who loves to play outside and learn about nature? Do your kids draw amazing pictures of animals, birds, fish or plants? Join the Endangered Species … Read more