First the good news. The EU has BANNED ALL seal products :)) They've always been ahead of the US.
For more details about the ban go to:
More good news. This time for forests. U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee's Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands is considering the "Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act" (NREPA), HR 980, to protect 24 MILLION acres of the N. Rockies!!
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Some not so good news is that the gray wolf has been delisted (yet again) but this time permanent. Idaho and MT are planning a hunt in the fall :(( In WY they're not delisted b/c WY was going to have a 'shoot on site' policy. Here's an article on what Salazar had to say http://www.fws.gov/midwest/