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January 24, 2023 Clinic Cephalopods are ‘incredibly intelligent.’ Wildlife advocates are urging regulators to do more to protect them.

As more studies reveal the intelligence of cephalopods and explore their perceptions of pain, wildlife advocates have pressed regulators to do more to protect them and require that researchers abide by the same rules they must follow when experimenting on vertebrates.

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January 20, 2023 Clinic Grizzly bear recovery plan can’t be targeted in lawsuit – appeals court

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling Thursday against the Center for Biological Diversity, which filed suit after the department’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) denied its petition to add several new areas in the western U.S. as potential recovery-zone habitats for the threatened grizzly.

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December 15, 2022 Clinic Countries meet to save nature and wildlife. These 17 Southeastern turtles got a win.

Ben Rankin is a student attorney with Harvard Animal Law and Policy Clinic. He helps file complaints against the USFWS after the agency failed to respond to a public records request for the LEMIS data.

December 12, 2022 Clinic Environmental groups push to return manatees to endangered status

“West Indian manatees from Florida to the Caribbean are facing drastic threats from habitat loss, boat strikes, pollution, climate change and toxic algae blooms,” said Ben Rankin, a student attorney at the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic.