wildlife

Do you have a special spot where you’ve returned year after year to camp with your friends and family? A beach where your children first dipped their toes in the ocean? A scenic view where you first realized the enduring beauty of nature?We all have places that hold special meaning for us — and our nation is no exception.In 1906, […]

. Live Blog LIVE – Watch the last #DemDebate before Iowa Caucuses   The Democratic candidates for President are in South Carolina for their fourth presidential debate and the New York Times says “while the previous events had few fireworks, Sunday night’s promises to be a feistier affair.”1  That’s because with the Iowa caucuses only two weeks away, the race there has gotten […]

Tune with us Tuesday January 12 at 9pm Eastern to watch President Obama’s last State Of The Union address with live commentary on climate change, clean water, fracking, wildlife and more!Live Blog Live! Obama’s last SOTU watch party  It seems like only recently that I watched President Obama’s first State of the Union (SOTU). But it has almost been eight years, […]

Warning: The Images Contained In This Article Are Graphic, Disturbing and May Not Be Suitable For Some AudiencesLast weekend was supposed to be the beginning of a week-long Black Bear hunting season in Florida. Hunting  was previously banned due to a dangerously low population of Florida black bears – they were only taken off a federal endangered species watch-list three years ago. However, earlier […]

Yesterday in Tallahassee, Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds III ruled in favor of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), dismissing the argument that their rules associated with lifting the 20 year ban on hunting Florida Black Bears are arbitrary and capricious. The ruling clears the way for a week long hunt to commence at 8:00 AM October 24th . […]

Yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) proved what we have long suspected – It is a runaway agency with no regard for public input, public opinion and little regard for the wildlife it’s name implies it is pledged to conserve.During yesterday’s hearing the ratio of those who oppose the hunt to those who support it was at least […]
save the bobcats

Bobcats will not be protected in Illinois, after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law Tuesday. Illinois hunters will target bobcats beginning next year. This is over the express objections of tens of thousands of Illinoisans and wildlife lovers who wrote the governor asking him to veto the bill.It’s a slap in the face to the 75% of Illinois voters who […]
save the bobcats

Illinois lawmakers rammed through a bill (H.B. 352) to open a hunting and trapping season on bobcats for the first time in over four decades despite opposition from 75 percent of Illinoisans. These small, shy creatures were over hunted to the brink of extinction, and their populations are only starting to make a recovery.Bobcats aren’t hunted for food or to […]
call to save the bears!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) is only weeks away from authorizing a bear hunt. And our best chance to stunt the hunt and save the bears is to convince Gov. Rick Scot that it’s a bad idea for Florida’s tourism industry to allow the senseless and cruel killing of these shy forest dwellers.But we need your help getting Gov. Scott’s attention. Can you to […]

Yesterday I addressed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) in a last ditch effort  to keep the 20 year hunting ban on hunting bears intact. It was an honor to represent the amazing membership of Environmental Action and present FWC with the $5,000 we donated towards non-lethal management tools like bear proof trash cans and public education.Thank you so […]