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Plant collecting in Kakadu

This year I headed north to collect plant material from Kakadu National Park – and to share skills with traditional owners, park rangers and local nursery operators on how to collect, handle and store seed. 190 more words

Kakadu National Park

Humpbacks and Finbacks --An Amazing Trip to the Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary off of Cape Cod

This was indeed the trip of a lifetime. We have been on whale watches before but because the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay offers especially good eating (much like Cape Cod itself), the whales hang out there in great numbers. 316 more words

Retirement In New York

Threatened and Endangered Species Listings Likely to Increase Under New U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Policy

On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (both referred to herein as “FWS”) published a “Notice of Final Policy” interpreting the phrase “significant portion of its range” (“SPR”) in making listing decisions under the… 1,813 more words

Environmental Law

Are we protecting the right land to save threatened species?

Globally, fourteen percent of land is tied up in protected areas — national parks, nature reserves and the like — ostensibly to protect the world’s dwindling biodiversity. 146 more words

Extinction

Red-legged Frog is Named California's Official State Amphibian!

Today we learned that Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation naming the red-legged frog as California’s official state amphibian. The red-legged frog is found only in California and is protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. 161 more words

Biology

Threatened Species Commisioner appointed

The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, announced the appointment of Gregory Andrews as Australia’s first Threatened Species Commissioner on 2 July 2014.

Updates

High Hopes for Manatees: No Longer Endangered Species?

I love these creatures! The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on July 1 that it is moving forward on a status review for the West Indian manatee to reclassify the species, including its subspecies, the Florida manatee and Antillean manatee, from endangered to threatened. 564 more words

Environment