Wildlife and environmental groups scored a legal victory last week when the Trump Administration admitted in court filings that it had disbanded the Interior Department’s International Wildlife Conservation Council, an advisory committee of hunting advocates charged with promoting the “benefits of international hunting,” when the advisory committee’s charter of the expired in December of last year. It was the influence of panels like this one that led to the President reversing himself to allow big game trophies to be imported into the U.S. the agency after initially supporting the Obama Administration’s moratorium on bringing tusks and other elephant parts back home.Continue Reading 415 words
By Ty Loft It’s hard to imagine Theodore Roosevelt sipping kombucha. The beloved former President spurned his New York urbane upbringing, pausing his career at 25 to find adventure in the Wild West by ranching cattle and hunting bison in North Dakota. By 40, he returned to the East to become Governor of New York. […]Continue Reading 1002 words
On Wednesday, a handful of Republican Senators and Congressmen formed their own conservation caucus saying that they wanted to demonstrate that their party cares about the environment and even climate change. They call themselves the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus and their priorities are reportedly public land access, water quality, and ocean pollution.Continue Reading 501 words
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Whales around the globe face numerous threats as has become apparent in recent weeks. Just this past weekend a young Cuvier’s beaked whale that was weak and vomiting blood washed up on the shore in Mabini, Philippines and eventually died. When the government performed a necropsy yesterday, it found a gruesome sight — 88 pounds of plastic in the whale’s stomach.Continue Reading 563 words