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10-3-2013: Wolves in the Rocky Mountains and the Great Lakes region whose populations recently lost these protections are now being subjected to cruel wildlife management activities, including aerial hunting, bowhunting, trapping (including with steel-jaw traps), and even poisoning. Wolves residing in the Southwest and beyond would no doubt suffer similar fates, and since these populations have not yet recovered, delisting these animals would mean failing to properly administer and implement the Endangered Species Act. We're told that the USFWS intends to submit its proposal in March 2013. Your voice is needed!
10-3-2013: The National Marine Fisheries
Service is prepared to give the Navy a permit to use high-powered explosives and
deafening sonar during five years of training and testing -- with devastating
impacts on whales, dolphins and other marine mammals.
13 januari 2013:
October 16th, I delivered a speech in the Senate on the need to
end the commercial seal hunt in Canada as part of the ongoing debate on my
Bill S-210. We worked hard to put forth the rational, factual
arguments in favour of moving those involved in this industry into better
the Conservative response on S-210
reveals the sorry state of leadership on this file. Misleading claims
that sealers make 35% of their annual income from the seal hunt (meaning
that east coast fishers who made an average $1000 in recent hunts would be
bringing home a grand total of $3,000 per year) and a continued failure to
acknowledge that the market for seal products is gone and not coming back,
symbolize the Conservatives’ stubborn refusal to accept and work with the
facts facing the commercial sealing industry.
Conservatives’ continued attacks on Canadians who are opposed to the hunt,
and on animal welfare groups in particular, shows how out of touch the
government is and how desperately it is trying to hide its own lack of
long-term management plans for the seals and the larger fishery. The
government is not listening to Canadians, it is not helping sealers and it
is not helping our northern and aboriginal sealers who need their support.
Canadians deserve better.
keep up the great work letting Senators know that you support our efforts to
end the commercial seal hunt and to move those affected into profitable,
viable economic opportunities.
25 May 2012:
Great news: Iceland has announced that it will suspend its hunting of fin whales this season!
This is a huge victory for fin whales, which are already listed as an endangered species and could very well be hunted to extinction if this senseless slaughter were to continue.
And it’s a victory for BioGems Defenders like you, who came to the fin whale’s defense through your online activism, your donations and your commitment to stopping the hunt.
In case you needed another reason to care about wildlife, here’s one: If you devote your life to elephants, they might come to your funeral. Or anyway that seems to be what happened for conservationist and “elephant whisperer” Lawrence Anthony, who died in March. A few days after his death, two herds of elephants filed through the bush to their friend’s home, where they appeared to stand vigil for two days, according to Anthony’s family.
27 April 2012:
Letter from Senator Marc Harb about sealing industry.
We did it! Thanks to donations from thousands of supporters like you, our hard-hitting ad slamming the two British-based corporations behind the disastrous Pebble Mine appeared in yesterday’s national edition of The New York Times.
The ad will also run in London’s Financial Times on Thursday, the same day that both companies will be holding their annual shareholders meetings -- forcing investors to ask themselves if they really want a share of this environmental and financial disaster.
NRDC will be delivering 400,000 new Letters of Protest to those meetings and we’ll be testifying, alongside representatives from Bristol Bay, against this unacceptable assault on one of America’s last and greatest wild places.
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