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January 12, 2015 | Reference

Mexican Gray Wolf: ESA Listing Final Rule

Announcement from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to protect the Mexican wolf under the Endangered Species Act as a subspecies separate from other wolves, which will provide Mexican wolves the right to a long-delayed recovery plan.

January 12, 2015 | Reference

Mexican Gray Wolf: 10(j) Final Rule

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s new federal rule that caps the population of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest at numbers too low for recovery, bans them from needed recovery habitat, and makes it easier for them to be killed. While the new rule allows wolves in an expanded area, the other provisions will impede the long-term recovery of these rare animals.

January 12, 2015

Miranda Fox

Miranda Fox is an editorial assistant at headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

She is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Global & International Studies program at the University of California, Santa Barbara where her research focused on the social and cultural impacts of climate change.

January 8, 2015 | Blog Post

The ESA: A Glimmer of Hope in the Face of an Extinction Crisis

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s extinction. It’s unbelievable that a species whose flocks were once large enough to block the sun is now completely gone, but that is the reality of human impact on the natural world.

The extinction of the passenger pigeon is more than a sad story about a species of birds, however. It is also a frightening example of what our future could hold if we don’t value our natural heritage.

January 8, 2015 | Blog Post

Small Town Seeks Fair Fight in Battling Oil Industry’s Expansion

This week, residents of La Habra Heights, California, rang in the New Year with a victory that ensures the small town will have a fair chance at banning new oil and gas drilling come election time in March. 

La Habra Heights, located in Los Angeles County, is known for its scenic beauty and canyon living. The area is also at the center of major expansion plans for oil and gas operations and the potential proliferation of new, unconventional techniques like fracking and acidization in the region.

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