Department of Interior

Court Affirms Ban On Interstate Commerce of Injurious Species

On April 7, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling in favor of the U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK), lifting restrictions on interstate commerce of injurious species listed under the Lacey Act. In 2013, USARK filed litigation against the U.S. Department of the Interior challenging the 2012 U.S. Fish and Wildlife rule which listed four pythons and one anaconda — Burmese pyth ...[Read More]

DOI Announces Framework to Safeguard Nation’s Lands & Waters from Invasive Species

On February 18th, the U.S. Department of Interior released a report on using early detection and rapid response (EDRR) actions to stop the spread of invasive species. The report, Safeguarding America’s Lands and Waters from Invasive Species: A National Framework for Early Detection and Rapid Response,  was called for by the White House Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience as part of thei ...[Read More]