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Jarvis Tenure a Disaster for National Park Resources

Jarvis Tenure a Disaster for National Park Resources Other Scandals Overshadowed Protection Rollbacks for Wildlife and Habitats Washington, DC — The vast trove of natural resources within our national park system is in far worse shape today than eight years ago, says...

COURT LETS PARK SERVICE DROP DESERT TORTOISE PROTECTIONS

Washington, DC — A federal court has ruled that the National Park Service (NPS) does not have to protect non-game animals for the sake of the threatened desert tortoise in the Mojave National Preserve, California. The decision means the NPS need not limit sport...

PARK SERVICE RENEGES ON MOJAVE DESERT TORTOISE SAFEGUARD

Washington, DC — Reversing more than a decade of commitments to shield endangered desert tortoises from vandalism and other threats posed by non-game hunting, the National Park Service (NPS) has decided that it will not adopt hunting rules for the Mojave...

PROBE INTO MISAPPROPRIATION OF DESERT TORTOISE MONEY

Washington, DC — Federal funds to protect the Mojave Desert tortoise in Utah were misused by local Utah officials to plan a freeway and construct a building, according to a former top county employee. Those charges, detailed in correspondence released today by...