Yesterday in Tallahassee, Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds III ruled in favor of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC), dismissing the argument that their rules associated with lifting the 20 year ban on hunting Florida Black Bears are arbitrary and capricious. The ruling clears the way for a week long hunt to commence at 8:00 AM October 24th . […]

Yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) proved what we have long suspected – It is a runaway agency with no regard for public input, public opinion and little regard for the wildlife it’s name implies it is pledged to conserve.During yesterday’s hearing the ratio of those who oppose the hunt to those who support it was at least […]
call to save the bears!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) is only weeks away from authorizing a bear hunt. And our best chance to stunt the hunt and save the bears is to convince Gov. Rick Scot that it’s a bad idea for Florida’s tourism industry to allow the senseless and cruel killing of these shy forest dwellers.But we need your help getting Gov. Scott’s attention. Can you to […]

Forty five years after we were born at the first Earth Day in 1970, Environmental Action is still going strong. Just this week we’re helping to support or organize more than a dozen events and campaigns all across America.Can you chip in to help us keep doing all this amazing work in honor of Earth Day (which is also […]

Yesterday I addressed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) in a last ditch effort  to keep the 20 year hunting ban on hunting bears intact. It was an honor to represent the amazing membership of Environmental Action and present FWC with the $5,000 we donated towards non-lethal management tools like bear proof trash cans and public education.Thank you so […]

Check out the recording of our live chat on Florida bears with special guests from the Florida Humane Society.  We discussed the history of Black Bears in the state, why and how the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has proposed to open a hunting season on them, and why non-lethal alternatives like better trash cans and public education are a […]

Last night's election had several ballot initiatives designed to protect and conserve wildlife. Environmental Action has fought to protect endangered Wolf species for years. In Michigan, two initiatives were on the state ballot to allow hunting of Wolves. On both initiatives, voters overwhelmingly voted no to allow hunting. It's a big setback for Wolves and all of us who love them, […]

In almost every ecosystem they inhabit, bears are apex predators. Not only are they intelligent, burly, and beautiful animals, but they keep populations of other animals and the environment all around their habitat in balance. Which is why it's shocking that Maine is the last state in the country that allows baiting, trapping and dogging of bears — three of the cruelest […]

Changing the dialogue around bear hunting in Maine couldn’t be more urgent right now. Thousands of Mainers are currently making the decision on whether or not they support banning baiting, trapping and dogging bears in Maine. If we wait until November, outside pro-hunting groups will have already spent millions of dollars in misleading political ads that depict bears as vicious killers. We […]

I don’t know about you, but I love bears. Polar bears, black bears, grizzlies, koala bears (although they aren't really bears). Pretty much all bears. Bears are beautiful, burly, and intelligent, but tragically they are increasingly listed as a threatened species by wildlife experts. In fact, six of the eight bear species are classified as vulnerable or threatened with extinction. Furthermore, bears are […]