FWS

Lawsuit Tackles National Bison Range Give-Away Legislation

Lawsuit Tackles National Bison Range Give-Away Legislation Agency Failed to Conduct Mandatory Environmental Analysis when Submitting Bills Washington, DC — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has not done the environmental analysis required by law before sponsoring...

Court Finds Cormorant Mass Killing Policy Illegal

Court Finds Cormorant Mass Killing Policy Illegal Ruling May End Slaughter of Fish-Eating Aquatic Birds in 24 Eastern States Washington, DC — A federal court has ruled that “depredation” orders under which tens of thousands of double-crested cormorants are killed each...

Move to Cede Crown Jewel Refuge to Tribe

Move to Cede Crown Jewel Refuge to Tribe Impasse on National Bison Range Partnership Agreement Spurs Handover Scenario Washington, DC — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that it is now looking to support legislation transferring Montana’s National...

Florida Manatees Get Scrooged for the Holidays

Florida Manatees Get Scrooged for the Holidays Chamber of Commerce Pressures Delay of Manatee “Swim-With” Safeguards Washington, DC — Industry pressure has blocked implementation of steps to protect endangered Florida manatees from harassment by “swim with the...

New Manatee Safeguards Need to Be Strengthened

New Manatee Safeguards Need to Be Strengthened Inadequate Enforcement Unless Refuge Adopts Video Monitoring System Washington, DC — The latest steps announced to protect endangered Florida manatees from harassment by hordes of swimmers are laudable but insufficient,...