Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay is no small feat, but its’ worth it for the thousands of species and millions of people that rely on it.
Posts Categorized: Toxins
Southern resident orcas are in so much trouble that NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency that is in charge of keeping tabs on marine mammals, announced in May that the southern resident orca is one of eight focal species for the agency, selected because they have enough information to conclude that without concerted conservation attention, it will go extinct.
In April, the National Marine Fisheries Service began the process to determine whether the Gulf of Mexico population of Bryde’s should be protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Defenders recently provided information on the many threats the Bryde’s whale faces to reinforce the case for listing.
This week the California Fish & Game Commission adopted regulations to begin implementation of AB711. When completed by 2019, California will officially be lead-free for hunting statewide – great news for wildlife like the California condor!
After years of fighting the sale of this deadly poison, we’re finally seeing success. A new agreement is taking the rodenticide d-CON off the shelves!