Feb 6, 2013: One of the best performance indicators of sustainability and quality of life is our ability to maintain a high standard of living without causing the extinction of other species. When data indicates that we are failing to coexist with other species, we must take efforts to ensure their continued existence, as it is clear that we are not maintaining a sustainable environment for these species or for ourselves.
On August 28th Senator Tom Carper hosted a public meeting about the possibility of Delaware getting its very first National Park. Not only would we be the last state to do so, but as Jonathon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service (NPS), pointed out, most US territories have at least 1 national park. Also in attendance at the meeting were Senator Chris Coons, Congressman John Carney, Blain Phillips Jr., the Conservation Fund’s Mid-Atlantic director and numerous other conservation organizations from Delaware
We opposed SB 129, An Act to amend Title 7 of the Delaware Code relating to coyotes.
This bill would have designated coyotes as "wildlife", which are not protected in Delaware, and would have opened Delaware's resident population of coyotes up to trapping and hunting, even though there is no scientific evidence that coyotes pose a risk to wildlife or the public.
Happy World Turtle Day! This is an excellent day to celebrate turtles, and to remember that we share our natural world with diverse species (many of which are at risk). Of the world's seven species of sea turtles, three are critically endangered. Four of Delaware's five federally-listed endangered or threatened reptiles are turtles: