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Press Releases
Nov 4, 2003
Lynx Conservation in the Southern Rocky Mountains: Agency Neglect Threatens Lynx Recovery

In light of their declines and possible extirpation in the region, Colorado Division of Wildlife initiated a recovery effort in 1999 that has, so far, enjoyed significant success.

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife
Nov 3, 2003
Federal Judge Cancels Grazing Permits, Rules Forest Service Violated Endangered Species Protections

In a precedent-setting ruling, a federal judge invalidated seven livestock grazing permits across more than 140,000 acres of national forest land in New Mexico and Arizona

Public Lands
#WildlandsForWildlife
Oct 30, 2003
Forest Service Neglects Lynx In New Mexico – Coalition Warns Forest Service to Assess Land Use Impacts to Lynx

Coalition of conservation and animal protection groups notified the U.S. Forest Service today of their intent to sue the agency over its failure to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect lynx in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #WildlandsForWildlife
Oct 21, 2003
Conservation Groups Challenge Oil and Gas Leasing In Areas Critical To New Mexico’s Imperiled Wildlife

Conservation organizations WildEarth Guardians and Western Resource Advocates filed a protest with the BLM over oil and gas development on lands that are vital habitat fo grassland species: aplomado falcon, black-footed ferret, and Pecos gambusia

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Oct 15, 2003
Groups to Sue FWS for Foot-dragging, Failing to Protect Black-tailed Prairie Dog

More than three and a half years after its

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires
Oct 10, 2003
Charging Manipulated Science and Political Interference, Conservation Groups Intend to Fight Mountain Plover Listing Denial in C

A coalition of conservation organizations sent notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today that they intend to go to court over last month's illegal withdrawal of the proposal to list the Mountain Plover under the Endangered Species Act

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Oct 2, 2003
Groups Seek Lynx Protection From Federal Carnivore Control – Coalition Seeks Help From Federal Court

Conservation and animal protection groups today are asking a federal court to intervene in the refusal by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Wildlife Services to take basic precautions to protect newly released lynx inhabiting Colorado and New Mexico

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife
Sep 11, 2003
Coalition Calls on State and Federal Leaders to Stop Rider and Resume Silvery Minnow Negotiations

Conservationists today called upon New Mexico Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman and Governor Richardson to allow negotiations to continue without the time pressure of an appropriations rider

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
Sep 8, 2003
ESA Protection Denied for Mountain Plover Despite Mammoth Threats, Low Numbers – Bush Administration Decision Sets Stage for …

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that it will withdraw a proposed rule that would have protected the Mountain Plover under the Endangered Species Act, despite continued dramatic declines of this critically imperiled grassland bird

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Sep 4, 2003
WildEarth Guardians Sues to Protect Critical Habitat of Threatened Fish on Blue and San Francisco Rivers in Arizona

WildEarth Guardians filed suit today asserting that the Forest Service is violating the Endangered Species Act by permitting livestock grazing on 14 allotments on more than 275,000 acres in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #WildlandsForWildlife