Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

The Endangered Species Act On Wednesday, July 19th, Congress held two legislative hearings on six separate bills that would undermine the Endangered Species Act and the species that benefit from its protections. Since it was enacted in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has saved more than 99 percent of listed species from extinction. But opponents … Continue reading Eyes on Washington week ending 07.21.17

Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

According to a news report by Xinhua on March 2, 2017, China plans to build a national park 60 percent larger than Yellowstone National Park as a sanctuary for the highly-endangered Siberian tigers and Amur leopards. The Jilin provincial forestry department said last Thursday that the national park plan has been approved by the central … Continue reading Plans are underway in China to build a national park for the Endangered Siberian tiger and Amur leopard

Jaguar caught on U.S. Bureau of Land Management trail camera

A new jaguar was recently documented in Southern Arizona—the second in the past four months and the third since 2011. It’s the seventh jaguar documented in the Southwest since 1996; only one was known in this region in the previous 20 years. The jaguar was photographed on November 16, 2016 in the Dos Cabezas Mountains … Continue reading Jaguar caught on U.S. Bureau of Land Management trail camera