@Regranned from @africanwildlifefoundation - We’ve almost hit our goal of getting 45,000 people to tell the #Trump administration to reinstate the ban on #elephant and lion trophies. Join AWF and fellow #wildlife advocates today. Link in bio. #WildlifeTrumpsTrophies
Repost @usfws Please read comments below. Great news!!! #usfws#natureconservancy#montana#americanwildmag#americanwildmagazine#comingsoon#Repost @usfws (@get_repost)
In an act of stunning generosity, The Nature Conservancy in Montana recently donated two conservation easements to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The properties, which are valued at more than $2.7 million, cover nearly 15,000 acres within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
This portion of the Rocky Mountain Front is home to grizzly bears, gray wolves, trumpeter swans, long-billed curlews, chestnut-collared longspurs, Sprague’s pipits, and amazing numbers of waterfowl. The easements, which will now be managed as part of the Benton Lake Wetland Management District, will help to ensure that habitat for these and other species is conserved for future generations.
This historic donation was made possible by a $1.4 million donation from The Nature Conservancy, a $1 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act grant, and a private landowner donation totaling more than a quarter millions dollars.
Thanks to this amazing generosity, some of the best remaining grassland habitat along the Rocky Mountain Front is new protected to ensure healthy lands that work for wildlife and the people who call this unparalleled landscape home.
Photo: Dylan DesRosier/@nature_org
Sound up! These Mexican free-tailed bats are members of the 4 million-strong bat colony in Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve in Mason County, Texas. 🦇 🦇 🦇
Video credit @usfws
Sometimes the best relationship is a long distance one. Read our Winter Wildlife Viewing Guide to learn how to protect our iconic wildlife: bit.ly/2zWwe9y. The brochure explains how harmful it can be to allow bighorn sheep your lick your vehicle -- a chronic problem on the Refuge Road. What will you do to help? #findyourdistance#respectourspace#wildlifehealth#USFWS
I couldn’t help but do this lens effect at a spot with such an amazing view. The long streaks are caused by twisting the zoom ring during a long exposure. That bright one is caused by the light blur from the moon. Two images taken on the same night from the same tripod in the same location, then stacked in @adobe Photoshop.
@nikonusaD750 | Nikkor 14-24mm f/ 2.8 | 15 s | f/ 2.8 | 24mm |ISO 6400 - Zoom Blur
Foreground | 60 s | f/ 2.8 | 24mm | ISO 3200 |
Rp from @animal.radical - **BREAKING NEWS** Just saw this. It’s also all over the news and Twitter! Praying 🙏🏼 that this is true.
Please let this be true.
President Trump called elephant hunting a “horror show” Sunday and strongly suggested he will permanently block imports of elephant trophies from two African nations despite his administration’s earlier approval of the practice.
Following strong bipartisan criticism of the administration’s decision to allow imports of trophy carcasses, a practice was halted under the Obama administration, Trump had moved Friday to put the imports on hold. On Sunday, Trump said on Twitter that he would announce a final decision this week. He suggested that he does not buy the argument advanced by pro-hunting advocates within his Interior Department that the imports help protect endangered African elephants.
Trump wrote that he would be “very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal.” For the full article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/11/19/trump-calls-elephant-hunting-a-horror-show-and-suggests-hell-enforce-a-ban-on-trophy-imports/
@Regranned from @elephant_news_network - 💥BREAKING NEWS💥
As a follow up to Mr Trump's statement regarding the review of reversing the ban on trophy hunting imports back into the US.
According to a report from Huffington Post, Mr Trump has recently called trophy hunting a "horror show" adding that he's unlikely to change his mind and allow such imports.
Big - game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal" he posted on Twitter on Sunday evening.
It is without a doubt that we need to keep up the pressure to ensure the voice of the people, for not only elephants but all wildlife is represented and heard.
Headliner credit - Huffington Post.
Wording extrapolated from article by Chris D'Angelo.
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“The Red Carpet”- fallen leaves along the Hellcat Trail. I looked EVERYWHERE I went this fall for a suitable pile of leaves for a photo like this. I ended up finding what I wanted in the least likely place, during a trip to the beach.
Confusing & complicated...
||On April 4, 2014 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a suspension on imports of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania & Zimbabwe during calendar year 2014. The ban was implemented under the Obama Administration in 2014 to boost conservation and anti-poaching efforts, which explicitly mentioned the elephant population of Zimbabwe as a concern.||
||On June 6, 2016 the Department of the Interior, through the Fish & Wildlife Service, published a final rule which revised the Code of Federal Regulations. This rule was promulgated under the authority of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for African elephants. This new rule went into effect on July 6, 2016. Here is the section pertaining to ‘Sport Hunted Trophies:’ Sport-hunted trophies have largely been allowed into the U.S. as long as certain requirements are met. The final rule’s big change to the previous rule is it limits the number of trophies that can be brought in to two (2) per hunter per year. This appears to be Fish and Wildlife’s attempt to balance the perceived good that sport-hunting does for a species and the outcry about the perceived harm it causes.|| *Trophy hunting occurs in 23 countries in Africa. What does President Trump’s possible lift of the elephant trophy ban mean for Zimbabwe and Zambia?