Equal Access to Injustice

Congress created the Equal Access to Justice Act to give everyday Americans a fair shot. But it’s been hijacked into a lawsuit factory where environmental groups fuel their agendas with taxpayer money. When the federal government listed grizzly bears as threatened in the Lower 48 under the newly minted Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1975,… Continue reading Equal Access to Injustice

Trump Administration Celebrates Recovery of America’s Smallest Tern

Across interior least tern’s 18-state range, populations continue to grow and flourish After more than three decades of conservation partnerships inspired by the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is celebrating the delisting of the interior least tern due to recovery. According to the best available science, the diverse efforts of local,… Continue reading Trump Administration Celebrates Recovery of America’s Smallest Tern

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Endangered Species Act Listing for Monarch Butterfly Warranted but Precluded

BLOOMINGTON, MN — After a thorough assessment of the monarch butterfly’s status, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has found that adding the monarch butterfly to the list of threatened and endangered species is warranted but precluded by work on higher-priority listing actions. With this decision, the monarch becomes a candidate for listing under the… Continue reading U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds Endangered Species Act Listing for Monarch Butterfly Warranted but Precluded

SCI & USFWS Celebrate Historic Recovery & Delisting of Gray Wolves

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 29, 2020) – After 45 years of protection, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today its decision to delist the gray wolf from the list of threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This decision is unequivocally based on the best available science, including both recent and historical information regarding… Continue reading SCI & USFWS Celebrate Historic Recovery & Delisting of Gray Wolves

Mule Deer Foundation Lauds Decision to Remove Gray Wolves from Endangered Species List

Salt Lake City, Utah: The Mule Deer Foundation thanks Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Aurelia Skipwith for today’s decision to delist the gray wolf in the lower 48 states. Wolves are well established now throughout the Northern Rockies and Great Lakes states. In Idaho, Montana, and… Continue reading Mule Deer Foundation Lauds Decision to Remove Gray Wolves from Endangered Species List

Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – More than 45 years after gray wolves were first listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Trump Administration and its many conservation partners are announcing the successful recovery of the gray wolf and its delisting from the ESA. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt was at the Minnesota Valley National… Continue reading Trump Administration Returns Management and Protection of Gray Wolves to States and Tribes Following Successful Recovery Efforts

Trump Administration Proposes Downlisting of Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Under Endangered Species Act

FORT BENNING, Georgia – U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Fort Benning Garrison Commander, Col. Matthew Scalia, were joined by public and private representatives today to celebrate the proposed downlisting of the red-cockaded woodpecker from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In the Southeast, no… Continue reading Trump Administration Proposes Downlisting of Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Under Endangered Species Act

ICYMI: Asst. Sec. for Fish, Wildlife, Parks Wallace: Manatee, Hawaiian goose and more imperiled species being saved

WASHINGTON – No administration in history has recovered more imperiled species in their first term than the Trump Administration. This may come as a surprise to some given the lack of media attention on these success stories, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and its other public and private partners have prioritized and been dedicated… Continue reading ICYMI: Asst. Sec. for Fish, Wildlife, Parks Wallace: Manatee, Hawaiian goose and more imperiled species being saved

Partnership-Driven Efforts Lead to Downlisting of the American Burying Beetle

Photo credit: Jay Pruett

Conservation efforts will focus on fully recovering North America’s largest carrion beetle Thanks in part to the efforts of dedicated partners across this species’ range, the first insect added to the endangered species list is staging a comeback: the American burying beetle (ABB). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is downlisting the ABB under… Continue reading Partnership-Driven Efforts Lead to Downlisting of the American Burying Beetle

Court Sides With Safari Club International In Dismissing Legal Challenge To Delisting Of The Louisiana Black Bear

Washington, DC (FEBRUARY 11, 2020) – A U.S. federal district court in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a case challenging the removal of the Louisiana black bear from the federal threatened and endangered species list. Plaintiffs sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) over the 2016 delisting, and Safari Club International (SCI) successfully intervened to defend… Continue reading Court Sides With Safari Club International In Dismissing Legal Challenge To Delisting Of The Louisiana Black Bear