Tag: Endangered Species Act

Endangered Species Act Protections Proposed For Alligator Snapping Turtle

Endangered Species Act Protections Proposed For Alligator Snapping Turtle

Overharvesting for the meat trade has led to severe population declines of the alligator snapping turtle. [...]
Narrow-Headed Garter Snake Gets 447 miles of Protected Stream Habitat

Narrow-Headed Garter Snake Gets 447 miles of Protected Stream Habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the protection of 447 miles of streams in Arizona and New Mexico for the narrow-headed garter snake ( [...]
Leatherback Sea Turtles Should Be Listed As Endangered In CA, Agency Says

Leatherback Sea Turtles Should Be Listed As Endangered In CA, Agency Says

The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) should be listed as endangered under the state of California’s Endangered Species Act, The Californi [...]
USFWS Sued For Not Listing Eastern Hellbender Salamander As Endangered Species

USFWS Sued For Not Listing Eastern Hellbender Salamander As Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was sued July 1 by the Waterkeeper Alliance and others for its decision against listing the Eastern hellbender sala [...]
California Desert Tortoise Granted Temporary Endangered Species Status

California Desert Tortoise Granted Temporary Endangered Species Status

The Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) has been granted temporary endangered species status by the California Fish and Game Commission. The c [...]
ESA Protections Sought For Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake

ESA Protections Sought For Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake

The Tucson shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis klauberi) a beautiful snake native to Arizona that is noted for its black and red stripes should [...]
USFWS Proposes More Than 1,500 Acres Be Set Aside For Two Texas Salamander Species

USFWS Proposes More Than 1,500 Acres Be Set Aside For Two Texas Salamander Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing more than 1,500 acres of land in the state of Texas be set aside as critical habitat for the Georgetow [...]
USFWS Must Reconsider Endangered Species Act Protections For The Florida Keys Mole Skink

USFWS Must Reconsider Endangered Species Act Protections For The Florida Keys Mole Skink

In 2017, the Trump Administration denied Endangered Species Act protections for the Florida Keys mole skink, (Plestiodon e. gregius), a coastal subspe [...]
Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2015 decided against protecting the Sonoran desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) under the Endangered Species Act [...]
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