New Laws and Bans on Ivory Trade

Poaching and wildlife trafficking are some of the most challenging aspects of wildlife preservation. Which is why in early February of 2014, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service implemented a ban on the commercial trade of ivory. This move was made in response to the recent spike in elephant poaching that has occurred over […]

Comment Period for Grey Wolf’s Fate as Endangered Species Re-Opened

In the fall of 2013, a proposal was made to remove the grey wolf from the IUCN Endangered Species Red List in order to focus conservation and recovery efforts on the subspecies the Mexican wolf. The details of the plan were posted on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s website. And as is customary, […]

Endangered Mexican Wolf Makes Small Steps to Recovery

Recently, there have been improvements to the grey wolf population within the United States. So much so, that there was a motion put out to remove the species from the endangered species list in order to focus conservation efforts on other species. This included the cousin of the grey wolf, the Mexican wolf. Much like […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Update E.S.A. Candidate List

Recently, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service released their Candidate Notice of Review for endangered species. The Candidate Notice of Review is a comprehensive list of all of the plants and animals that should be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act, or E.S.A. The review includes updates from the last review, which […]