"Ecuador Votes To Ban Oil Drilling In Part Of Amazon, Mining Outside Quito"

"Ecuadorean referendums to ban oil drilling in a part of the Amazon and mining in a forest outside Quito easily passed, drawing cheers on Monday from Indigenous leaders and environmentalists despite warnings from oil and mining groups about billions of dollars in lost income."

Source: Reuters, 08/22/2023

Bear Known As 'Hank The Tank' To Sanctuary After Breaking Into 21 Homes

"The large female, now called Henrietta, will live out her days at the Wild Animal Refuge in Colorado."

"A female black bear who wildlife authorities say broke into at least 21 California homes has been relocated to an animal sanctuary in Colorado.

Henrietta is now getting used to her new digs at the Wild Animal Refuge near Springfield, according to a Facebook post shared Friday.

Source: HuffPost, 08/14/2023

US Commits To Releasing More Endangered Red Wolves Into The Wild

"The U.S. government will settle a lawsuit with conservation groups and commit to releasing more endangered red wolves into the wilds of North Carolina, where nearly three dozen of the canine species are believed to still run free."

Source: AP, 08/11/2023

Activists Sue BLM For Transparency At Wild Horse Roundups

"The Cloud Foundation (TCF), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting America’s wild horses and burros on public lands, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon against the U.S. Department of Interior seeking to address the lack of transparency in roundups that are conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)."

Source: KPTV, 08/10/2023

US Judge To Hear Case On Nevada Mustang Roundup Where 31 Wild Horses Died

"A legal battle over the U.S. government’s ongoing capture of thousands of wild horses in Nevada where 31 mustangs have died in a weekslong roundup goes before a judge Wednesday as opponents try to prove it’s illegal and should be stopped."

Source: AP, 08/09/2023

House Sends Two Resolutions Overturning Endangered Species Rules To Biden

"The House voted Thursday to overturn two Biden administration Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules, sending the resolution to the president, who has vowed to veto them. The two rules apply to federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken and the northern long-eared bat, respectively."

Source: The Hill, 07/28/2023


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