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PNS Daily News - June 27, 2017 


The GOP health plan would reportedly leave 22 million uninsured; part of the president’s travel ban unblocked; and the Feds agree to investigate ways to protect an endangered wild cat. Those stories and more coming up.

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Public News Service - NM: Endangered Species & Wildlife

Conservationists say the budget proposal from President Donald Trump's Interior Secretary hurts the outdoor industry in New Mexico at the worst possible time. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has recommended budget cuts that create unsavory conditions to public lands and parks in New Mexico, according to conservationists. It begins with an 80 percent reduction to the Land and Water Conservation Fund then goes on to cut $30 mil

New Mexico conservationists are worried about taking public lands out of public hands. (Creative Commons/Flikr)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – About 30 percent of New Mexico state trust lands have been sold over the years, and a new report shows why that long-term trend is a concern for sportsmen and conservation groups. The Wilderness Society report says privatization means when people go hunting, fishing, hiking

Senate Bill 268, which makes it illegal to kill coyotes as part of a contest with prizes, passed in the Senate yesterday. (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Wildlife advocates are cheering passage of a bill in the New Mexico Senate yesterday that would prohibit hunting coyotes as a contest. Senate Bill 268 arose from outcries against groups that began organizing coyote hunts for cash and prizes several years ago, but the legislation ha

Two bills introduced Monday would designate parts of Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande Del Norte National Monuments as Wilderness Areas. (Lisa Mandelkern)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have just reintroduced two bills to designate sections of two national monuments as wilderness areas to protect them from future development. The bills would extend wilderness protections to parts of the Organ Mountains-Desert Pea

A move to ban animal traps and poisons on public lands has been postponed and may be heard next week in Santa Fe. (Mary Katherine Ray/Trap Free New Mexico)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A bill to ban the use of traps and poisons for hunting on public lands has been postponed and may get its first hearing in the state Senate Conservation Committee next week. Senate Bill 286 is intended to stop trappers from setting snares and traps that grab the animal's bod

The lesser long-nosed bat, native to New Mexico, has recovered from near extinction, so federal officials are proposing that it be taken off the endangered species list. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

SANTA FE, N.M. – Three endangered species native to New Mexico, a bat and two plants, have recovered significantly – a development that conservation groups credit to the protections of the Endangered Species Act. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials are proposing to take the lesser

A new study shows that killing predators like the Mexican Gray Wolf may not reduce livestock losses.(Endangered Wolf Center)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The practice of killing predators such as wolves, coyotes and bears to protect livestock has little scientific validity, according to a new study. The article, called Predator Control Should Not Be a Shot in the Dark just came out in a journal called Frontiers of Ecology and the

The proposed Republican Party platform contains language endorsing the transfer of all public lands, such as the Grand Canyon, to the states. (iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A movement to remove public lands from federal control has found its way into a draft of the Republican Party platform. When the GOP convention opens Monday, one plank up for debate would transfer authority over areas such as national parks, refuges, wilderness areas and national f

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