Other Wildlife

Wild Horses

Wild horses and burros in eleven Western states enjoy protection under the Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971. Yet as grazing by domestic livestock continues through advancing drought and climate change, these feral ungulates—along with native wildlife—are feeling the pinch of degraded habitats, mismanagement on federal lands and depleted food and water sources.

Horses to Slaughter — Anatomy of a Coverup within the BLM (April 1997)

Tortoises

The Mojave desert tortoise of California is at risk due to habitat destruction from illegal and excessive grazing. Both the BLM and the National Park Service failed to monitor and report on the impact of grazing as well as off-road vehicle use on the status of the tortoise and other vulnerable species. The BLM grazing restrictions put in place after a long court battle to protect the tortoise have been lifted. 

NEWS FROM PEER

End Federal Subsidies for States’ War on Wolves  

Move to Disqualify States from Federal Aid for Excessive Predator Removal   

Letter to Secretary Haaland – Pittman-Robertson Funding – Wolves – 09-27-2021 (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: Letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland regarding rogue states receiving Pittman-Robertson funding ...

BLM Migratory Bird Whistleblower in More Hot Water   

Vendetta against Veteran Environmental Analyst Takes Strange New Turn  

BLOG | Beefalo Befuddlement in Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon's plan to "lethally remove" 12 beefalo from its herd is fraught with ambiguity and lacking in ...

BLOG | Migratory Birds Get a Lift with Proposed Rule Reversal

To protect migratory birds and other living things, we not only need stronger environmental laws, but stronger IGs ...

BLOG | Green Energy: An Eco-Price for Fighting Climate Change

Increasing wind energy production, a necessity for clean energy goals, will impact navigation, endangered species, ...

PEERMail | BLM’s Litmust Test on Whistleblowers

After years of mismanagement and retaliation against employees who raised concerns about oil and gas projects, can ...

USGS Fires Lab Biosafety Whistleblower 

Scientist’s Year-Long Limbo Ends; Groups Push for Accrediting USGS Labs   

BLM Moves to Fire Migratory Bird Whistleblower  

Reports on Raptors Dying in Big Wyoming Oil and Gas Project Spiked 

Flying Sea Turtles in Crisis Is Growing Concern  

Park Service & NOAA Shrink Sea Turtle Recovery Capacity as Need Spikes 

Lawsuit Seeks Protections for Louisiana Black Bears  

Fewer than 500 “Teddy Bears” May Exist as Recovery Efforts Falter

PEER and 70 Conservation Organizations, Representing 16 Million Americans, Endorse Colorado Wolf Restoration

PEER and 70 conservation organizations have endorsed the concept of the restoration of the gray wolf to Colorado, ...

NOAA to Reduce Right Whale Aerial Surveys

Eliminating Targeted Surveys Hampers Ability to Spot Whales in Distress

Park Service Slashes Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Hatchling Releases, Stranding Response, and Research Cut at Padre Island

Plan for National Cormorant Slaughter Nears Takeoff 

Permits Would Quintuple Double-Crested Cormorant Kills to 123,000 Yearly 

NOAA Balks at Steps to Save Remaining Right Whales  

Scientists Ignored as Agency Delays Entanglement and Ship Strike Relief

Interior IG Sits on Migratory Bird Ethics Complaint

Inspector General Wants FWS Retirees to Name Those Who Complained  

WOTUS Redefinition: South Dakota

Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in South Dakota

Coyote Killing Contests Don’t Belong In National Parks

Petition Presses Cape Cod Seashore to Sharply Limit Carnivore Hunting

Animal Cruelty Case vs. U.S. Forest Service Sidelined

Two Horses and a Mule Died of Dehydration in Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves Forest

Gaunt BLM Preps for Starvation Diet

Buyouts to “Accelerate Attrition” While Meeting New Trump Agenda

Wisconsin Coyote-Killing Contests Need Reining In

Groups Push for Federal Intervention to Curb Endangered Species Act Violations

Jarvis Tenure a Disaster for National Park Resources

Other Scandals Overshadowed Protection Rollbacks for Wildlife and Habitats

Congress Members Violate Ethical Rules in Lynx Case

Political Involvement in Discipline Prohibited by Hatch Act

Growing Grizzly Habituation Threatens Public Safety & Species Recovery

Yellowstone Ranger Decries Return to Garbage Bear Syndrome

Court Finds Cormorant Mass Killing Policy Illegal

Ruling May End Slaughter of Fish-Eating Aquatic Birds in 24 Eastern States

BLM Weighs Wild Horse Impact Much More Heavily Than Cattle

Agency Sage Grouse Review Puts Thumb on Scale to Magnify Wild Horse and Burro Effects

Lawsuit Launched Over BLM’s Failure to Report Threats to Desert Tortoise, Other Imperiled Species in California Deserts

FOR RELEASE: April 1, 2014 Media Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 SAN FRANCISCO— Environmental groups ...

Drowned Polar Bear Paper Vindicated – Again

Interior Rejects IG Call for Further Scientific Reviews yet Case Remains Open

Kafkaesque IG Polar Bear Report at Odds With Facts

Probe Commissioned to Plug Leaks and Root out Dissent on Arctic Offshore Drilling

Drowned Polar Bear Probe Closes With a Whimper

Unrelated Disclosures from 2007 and 2008 Dredged Up in Questionable Reprimand

Polar Bear Probe Lumbers Into Its Third Year

New IG Interviews This Week as Arctic Research Flounders in Uncertainty

Court Lets Park Service Drop Desert Tortoise Protections

Park Service Wins Legal Victory at Mojave of Which It Should Be Ashamed

Polar Bear Probe Careens in New Directions

Inspector General Claims Even More Drowned Bears Seen Than Previously Reported

Polar Bear Study Probe Falls Flat

Inspector General Concerns on Joint U.S.-Canadian Study Prove Groundless

Polar Bear Paper Remains Focus of IG Probe of Arctic Scientist

IG Refuses to Identify Criminal Charge Rejected by Justice Department

Interior Polar Bear Flap Takes Ominous New Turn

Joint Study with Canadian Researchers Halted in Inspector General Probe

Arctic Scientist Protests Witch Hunt on Polar Bear Paper

Key Studies Disrupted as Supervising Federal Scientist Suspended from Duties

Cape Wind Monitoring Plan Is for the Birds

Bird and Bat Studies Not Designed to Pick Up Meaningful Data

Park Service Reneges on Mojave Desert Tortoise Safeguard

Director Jarvis Waives National Management Policy Requiring Hunting Rules

Lawsuit to Protect Varmints in Mojave National Preserve

Park Service Shirks Duty to Regulate Hunts to Shield Tortoise & Non-Game Wildlife

Probe Into Misappropriation of Desert Tortoise Money

Former Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Administrator Charges Utah County Commission

INTERIOR STIFLES POLAR BEAR PROTECTIONS FROM ARCTIC DRILLING

Listing Delay Blocks Safeguards Urged by Scientists Contrary to Agency Testimony

WYOMING WILD HORSE HERD ON BRINK OF STARVATION

Emergency Removal of Horses But Not Cattle Inspector General Report on Grazing Enforcement Stalled

Settlement Puts Jackson Back in the Saddle Again

Settlement Puts Jackson Back in the Saddle Again Washington, DC — "Pursuant to a confidential Settlement ...

FAMED BACKCOUNTRY RANGER BARRED FROM YELLOWSTONE

Park Slashing Law Enforcement by Three Quarters, Ending Wilderness Patrols

GRASSLEY SEEKS ANSWERS ABOUT NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WHISTLEBLOWER

Recent Actions Against A Seasonal Park Ranger

PARK SERVICE FORBIDS OFF-DUTY STAFF FROM WRITING ABOUT WORK ISSUES WITHOUT APPROVAL

Washington, DC - The National Park Service (NPS) has forbidden staff from privately publishing material on any ...

YELLOWSTONE WHISTLEBLOWER CASE SETTLED

Gag Order Lifted for Backcountry Ranger

ELK HUNT CAUSING RISE IN GRIZZLY SHOOTINGS

New Study Validates

Yellowstone Ranger Forbidden to Speak on Grizzly Deaths

Investigation of Illegal 'Gag' Order Sought

U.S. BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT PUTS MOJAVE GRAZING RESTRICTIONS IN FULL EFFECT TO BENEFIT TORTOISE

CONSERVATION GROUPS BACK BLM

BLM VIOLATES COURT ORDER ON TORTOISE PROTECTION

Federal Judge Gives Secretary Norton Two Weeks to Comply

BUSH & NORTON’S BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT IGNORING GRAZING AGREEMENT TO PROTECT DESERT TORTOISE

Environmentalists Ask Court to Hold BLM in Contempt for Failure to Comply with Court Order