No president in 35 years has made as sweeping a conservation proposal as President Barack Obama did today by urging Congress to transform the oil-laden coastal plain of Alaska’s ANWR into what would be the largest wilderness area in the nation’s history.
Tagged: Marine Conservation
The federal government wants Lolita — the orca snared 44 years ago in Penn Cove by whale hunters who sold her to a Florida aquarium — protected under the Endangered Species Act.
Extending from the tip of the Alaskan peninsula, the Aleutian Islands are home to one of the richest and most biologically productive marine life ecosystems, and our largest populations of marine mammals, seabirds, fish and shellfish in the world.
Last month, President Obama used his executive power to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay from future oil and gas drilling.
This week Congressman Don Young (R-AK) introduced legislation (H.R.330) that would require congressional approval and a NEPA review before a president could declare a national monument.
The Atlantic bluefin tuna gained protections from overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico and the waters off North Carolina under a federal rule published on Tuesday to better regulate a species coveted by sushi lovers.
Shrinking sea ice is wreaking havoc on Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida hispida), which live throughout the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort seas.
Notice of 12-Month Finding on a Petition to List the Queen Conch as Threatened or Endangered Under the ESA
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced its decision not to list the queen conch (Strombus gigas) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), citing various determinations including “little evidence of significant habitat loss or destruction”.
Conservationists are rejoicing at the listing of 21 species of sharks and rays under the Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), made official today in the final plenary session of the Conference of Parties (CoP).
No humans will be harmed in the war games the Navy is conducting in the Pacific Ocean near California and Hawaii for the next four years.