wildlife conservationists

Obama Freezes Pending Federal Rules, Wolves May Benefit

Article: Obama Freezes Pending Federal Rules, Wolves May Benefit

WASHINGTON, DC, January 21, 2009 (ENS) – In one of his first presidential acts, President Barack Obama has ordered federal agencies to halt all pending regulations until his administration can review them. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel issued the memorandum Tuesday shortly after Obama took the oath of office at noon on the…

Birds v. Coal: South African Court Asked to Decide

Article: Birds v. Coal: South African Court Asked to Decide

CAMBRIDGE, UK, November 17, 2008 (ENS) – Wildlife conservationists have applied to the South African High Court for a judicial review of permission granted to a British-South African company to mine coal in the core of one of South Africa’ most ecologically sensitive natural environments. Conservationists contend the prospecting rights obtained by Delta Mining, a…

Twenty Lion Poachers Imprisoned by Indian Magistrate

Article: Twenty Lion Poachers Imprisoned by Indian Magistrate

JUNAGADH, Gujarat, India, October 28, 2008 (ENS) – Twenty people have been sentenced to three years imprisonment and fined for poaching endangered lions in the Gir Forest and trading in their parts, in a case that has no precedent in the judicial history of wildlife crime in India. Inspector General of Police Keshav Kumar, who…

eBay Bans Ivory Trading to Protect Endangered Elephants

Article: eBay Bans Ivory Trading to Protect Endangered Elephants

SAN JOSE, California, October 22, 2008 (ENS) – The top online auction site, eBay, has announced that it will no longer allow the trading of ivory on its websites as of January 1, 2009. In reviewing the complex issue of ivory trading, eBay consulted with the World Wildlife Fund, the International Fund for Animal Welfare,…