Browsing the "Center for Biological Diversity" Tag

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Loggerheads Finally Get Promised Protections, but that is only half of the story…

Sea turtles have been swimming the planet’s waters for millions of years, surviving everything from the mass dinosaur extinction to countless natural disasters and cunning predators. In recent years however, sea turtle populations have begun to plummet as they’ve encountered the one threat they have no defenses against—us. Recently, however, there has been reason for sea turtle lovers to rejoice, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally designated 740 miles of critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.

April 9th

Stupid Policy that Endangers Species: Army Corps of Engineers Scorched Earth Levee Vegetation Removal

Last summer, we reported about the Army Corps of Engineers plans to cut down trees along levees, even though their roots provide soil stabilization.  Once again, this policy has drawn fire as failing to “consult with federal wildlife agencies” to protect species under the Endangered Species Act.  The Center for Biological Diversity intends to file […]

August 17th

Oil Spill News: BP Burning Endangered Sea Turtles

Environmental groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Turtle Island Restoration Network along with local shrimp boat captains have filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order against oil giant British Petroleum (BP) to stop the burning of endangered sea turtles.  Using the Endangered Species Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, […]

July 1st

Petition Seeks Endangered Species Status for Bluefin Tuna

The Bluefin tuna, already under serious pressure due to overfishing in the North Atlantic, is being threatened by the oil disaster now playing out in the Gulf of Mexico, which is the spawning habitat for the western Bluefin. The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a formal petition to protect this imperiled species under the […]

May 25th