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Wildlife Crossings As Part Of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Wildlife Crossings As Part Of The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

by Kate Wall, IFAW Senior Legislative Manager In Washington, D.C., the Senate has passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at improving the nation’s transportation and utility infrastructure. Among the nearly 2,000 pages of text is something quite new for a federal infrastructure package: $350 million to build wildlife […]

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One Cool Thing: Snakes at the Airport

One Cool Thing: Snakes at the Airport

The San Francisco International Airport may help thousands of people travel to new and exciting destinations each day, but it’s working hard to make sure 1,300 Bay area residents stay put. On a 180-acre parcel of land across the highway from the airport, a colony of beautiful and endangered blue, orange-red, and black San Francisco garter snakes have […]

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Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Forest Service to Protect Endangered Jumping Mouse

Environmental Groups Sue U.S. Forest Service to Protect Endangered Jumping Mouse

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Conservation groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, alleging that it has failed to protect one of Arizona and New Mexico’s smallest, most endangered creatures. The New Mexico meadow jumping mouse, found only in parts of AZ and N.M., has seen a significant decline after habitats in the Sacramento Mountains were […]

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Wisconsin Votes for 300-Wolf Kill Limit for Fall Hunting Season

Wisconsin Votes for 300-Wolf Kill Limit for Fall Hunting Season

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Wisconsin has voted to allow 300 wolves to be hunted this fall — over double the 130-wolf limit recommended by wildlife biologists. This news comes after February’s devastating hunting season, in which hunters killed 216 wolves in just four days, twice as many wolves as allotted.  Why This Matters: […]

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New Report Highlights Wildlife Cybercrime

New Report Highlights Wildlife Cybercrime

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The wildlife trafficking market is, unfortunately, alive and well, despite national and international protection. An investigation by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) found nearly 1,200 advertisements for almost 2,400 animals or animal products for sale online over the course of six weeks despite protection under U.S. and international law. […]

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One Cool Thing: World Elephant Day

One Cool Thing: World Elephant Day

Yesterday marked World Elephant Day, and some fantastic Samburu conservationists in northern Kenya are being recognized work they do each day for these incredible creatures. Reteti is Kenya’s first indigenously run sanctuary for orphaned elephants. The operation has rescued more than 35 elephants and returned 10 to the wild, empowering women and transforming the way local communities think about wildlife.   […]

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