Posts tagged ‘Endangered species’

July 15, 2011

Pacifica Man Goes To Federal Prison For Trafficking Endangered Species On The Web

by Accidental Bear

LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS, OH MY! Stuffed and sold on Craigslist.

 

SAN FRANCISCO – James Dickson was sentenced yesterday to six months in prison and ordered to pay $2,200 in restitution to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, as a result of his participation in the illegal trade of protected wildlife, United States Attorney Melinda Haag announced.  Dickson was also ordered to forfeit numerous taxidermy mounts of wildlife worth tens of thousands of dollars.

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July 1, 2011

Judge Rejects Sarah Palin On Global Warming, Keeps Polar Bears On Threatened List

by Accidental Bear

Sarah Palin hates Polar Bears, so sad.

In 2008, the U.S. government placed the polar bear on thethreatened species list because of the rapid decline in Arctic sea ice, becoming “the first to be designated as threatened because of global warming.”

But in 2008, media mega-star Sarah Palin was still the governor of Alaska. Fearing that protecting the polar bear would “cripple oil and gas development” off Alaska’s coasts, Palin — a well-worn climate science denier — sued the government to remove the species from the list. Palin pointed to the high population of polar bears in 2008 and dismissed climate models that predict continued loss of sea ice as “unreliable,” “uncertain,” and “unproven.”

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