Endangered Species Act
Donald Schultz, the former host of Animal Planet’s “Wild Recon” show, admitted Tuesday that he sold two endangered Iranian desert monitor lizards without a permit. Schultz pleaded guilty in federal court in Los Angeles to violating the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Beginning Friday, great white sharks will be protected under California’s Endangered Species Act.
The most feared predator in the ocean received new protections today when a California commission decided the great white shark should be studied as a potential endangered species.
An environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on allegations that the agency failed to develop a recovery plan for the endangered Southern California mountain yellow-legged frog.