Pa’s Little Brown Bat, decimated by a pathogen, is now endangered
A 2021 study from the United States Geological Survey found that WNS killed more than 90% of the nation’s northern long-eared, little brown and tri-colored bat populations in less than a decade.
Resolution for conservation corridors study to be reintroduced in House
It would assist state agencies, such as the Game Commission and Department of Transportation in their efforts to manage wildlife habitat, limit forest fragmentation, and plan connectivity and crossings, “as well as maintain and enhance Pennsylvania as one of the nation’s top destinations for outdoor recreation tourism,” the Jan. 30 memo reads.
To protect wildlife, SWPa lawmaker wants to take the air out of mass balloon releases
Violators could be hit with fines up to $100, according to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette, who says he's pursuing the legislation to protect the commonwealth's wildlife and livestock.
How Biden’s expanded endangered species protections help Pa. birds
When the Biden administration announced changes to the Endangered Species Act earlier this month that expanded protections for more than 2,500 species across the nation, such familiar Pennsylvania backyard birds as warblers, robins and sparrows, also indirectly benefited. Because many bird species are ecological indicators of an environment’s wellbeing, the expanded protections underscore the need […]
Mirroring moves by western states, Pa. Rep. makes the case for conservation corridors
In January, Daley introduced House Resolution 670, a resolution that asks the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a study and report back on the feasibility of establishing conservation corridors in Pennsylvania, which would help the General Assembly decide whether or not corridors are needed and fiscally responsible in the commonwealth.