Last Sumatran Rhino is Malaysia Dies

The Sumatran rhinoceros is officially extinct in Malaysia after the last remaining animal in the country died this past weekend. The rhino, named Iman, had uterine tumors since her capture in March 2014, and finally succumbed to cancer at age 25. Her death comes just six months after the death of the country’s only male rhino. A few years ago, wildlife officials …

Leaked Trump Memo on Endangered Species Act

Last month, aTrump administration memo was leaked to the Center for Biological Diversity. In it, the Fish and Wildlife Service directs its staff to limit the information released to the public for decisions regarding species protected under the Endangered Species Act. Records to be withheld include drafts of policies and rules, briefing documents, and meeting notes. The memo also directs …

BLM Suspends Oil and Gas Leases.. Again

Great news for the fate of our public lands and the climate! The Trump administration‘s relentless push to open public lands in western United States to oil and gas extraction has tripped over its own feet. In September, the BLM office in Utah quietly and voluntarily stopped the sale of 130 oil and gas leases in the state and ceased …

AFW Comments on Plan for DNP Lakes

 October 22, 2019 We wish to offer our observations on the NPS/DNP proposal for Kantishna and Wonder Lakes in Denali National Park. This proposal includes creating increased recreation opportunities, such as: a network of trails (up to 80 miles), additional lodging and camping options such as roadside camp grounds, backcountry campsites, and rustic lodging.   Overall, Alaskans For Wildlife (AFW) does …