Wolves, The Endangered Species Act and H.R 424

By J. Lee WOLVES, THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT AND H.R. 424 The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was designed to protect many species including wolves. Although all species need protection, this story will focus on the plight of wolves in the United States. The ESA was written by a team of scientists and lawyers. It was passed by the 93rd United States Congress. It was signed by President Nixon in 1973. Prior to the ESA, was the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966. The objective of The Endangered Species Act is to protect…

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Wildlife Encroachment – The Sad Reality of Human Expansion in Rural Areas

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by J. Lee Wildlife encroachment – The struggle to survive! If Judy Garland was alive today would she be saying ‘Coyotes and Wolves, and Bears, oh my’ instead of  ‘Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my!? In a time when so many people demand peace and love it is interesting how animals are rarely a consideration when they are seen as a nuisance or a threat. The sad truth when confronted with wildlife is to relocate them or justify killing them. An animal’s first line of defense is education, conservation, rehabilitation and wildlife rescuers who work…

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Wildlife Poaching And Smuggling In Africa And Asia – The Fight To Prevent Extinction

The white rhinoceros or square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is one of the five species of rhinoceros that still exist. The white rhino recovered from near extinction as a species, thanks to intensive conservation efforts.

by J. Lee Wildlife Poaching and Wildlife Smuggling Another troubling aspect of the threat to survival of animals in the wild and the eco-systems in which they exist, is the smuggling of exotic animals which are  captured from their native habitats. Some were bought from roadside zoos or from backyard breeders. Many are sold at auctions, pet stores or over the Internet. The smuggling of exotic animals includes not just live animals, but also includes body parts from animals killed in their environment;  heads, ivory and horns, feet, hooves, hands, organs,…

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