natural resource agencies

10 Most Imperiled U.S. Wildlife Refuges All at Risk of Politics

10 Most Imperiled U.S. Wildlife Refuges All at Risk of Politics

WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2008 (ENS) – National Wildlife Refuges are supposed to shelter wild animals and plants but many refuges themselves are under siege, according to a new survey of refuge managers and staff by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a service organization assisting federal and state workers in natural resource agencies. The…

Giant Constrictor Snakes Invade Florida

Giant Constrictor Snakes Invade Florida

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Florida, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – Burmese pythons, an invasive species now spreading across south Florida, could find comfortable climatic conditions in roughly a third of the United States, according to new “climate match” developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS. Although other factors such as type of food available and suitable…

Manatee Protection Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

Manatee Protection Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2008 (ENS) – Even as it seeks to downgrade protections for the endangered Florida manatee, the Bush administration is withholding records about how well key protections are being implemented, claims a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a national nonprofit association of government workers in natural resource…