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Monarch butterflies have declined by 90 percent since the 1990s. Photo: USFWS

Monarch butterflies need protection

Monarch butterflies have never been more in peril: These migratory wonders have seen their overwintering populations drop to less than 1 percent of their numbers in 1980.1     The clock is ticking for monarchs. It’s clearer than ever that monarchs need the proven protections of the Endangered Species Act, which has kept 99 percent of the creatures on its list from going extinct.2 […]

Tell P&G: Stop making toilet paper from virgin boreal forest

A million acres — an area larger than Rhode Island. That’s how much of Canada’s ancient, carbon-siphoning, biologically rich boreal forest is cut down every year.1     We’re flushing our forests away. Where does all that lumber go? A significant portion is pulped to make extra soft tissue products for Procter & Gamble, which owns well-known brands Charmin and Bounty. That’s not sustainable […]

Baby wolves in the forest.

Washington state plans to shoot two more wolves

It’s happening again: Washington state has officially authorized the killing of two more of its endangered wolves.1     The Togo wolf pack needs our help. Washington state won’t leave the Togo wolf family alone. In 2019, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) tried to eliminate the Togo pack completely by shooting the last two remaining wolves.2 Wolves deserve the chance to recover […]

We need a moratorium on dirty, dangerous drilling

Even as the novel coronavirus has placed much of public life on pause, states have continued to issue new permits for oil and gas drilling and fracking.1     Drilling is dirty and dangerous. Why is an activity that disturbs and destroys wildlife and their habitat at each and every step of the process not just getting a pass but expanding? New drilling and fracking […]

Wolf in winter (Pixabay)

Wolves are counting on us

The clock is ticking toward the end of our fiscal year — and so is the clock for gray wolves. Right now, the Trump administration is deciding whether wolves will keep the protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or become vulnerable to legal hunting and trapping nationwide.   Help fuel our work in the year to come. With your support, we’ve stood […]

Wolf pups

It’s up to us to save gray wolves

There’s not a moment to lose — the Trump administration could announce its decision to officially end Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for wolves at any minute.     Wolves were almost hunted to extinction once before. In the early 1900s, almost every single gray wolf in America was shot to death. The protection of the ESA has helped these amazing animals slowly begin […]

Stop wildlife trafficking, save lives

At least three-quarters of emerging infectious diseases — including COVID-19 — are believed to have originated in animals and jumped to human populations.1     When we protect the environment, we protect ourselves. When diseases cross from wildlife to people, it’s almost always because humans have interfered with wildlife or their habitat. Destroying habitat, taking animals from their homes, and forcing them into cramped […]

Bristol Bay, Alaska

This mine would destroy North America’s biggest salmon run — and so much more

Alaska’s Bristol Bay is an irreplaceable wild place. It’s home to one of the world’s largest salmon runs, sheltering tens of millions of fish as they spawn. Around the vibrant waters, Alaskan tundra blooms into a rich wetland home to hundreds of species of birds and land animals.1     A massive open-pit mine could destroy this beautiful place. But just upstream, a company […]

Grand Canyon (Photo: Sam Loyd on Unsplash)

Save the Grand Canyon: Block the bailout for uranium mines

Uranium mining is dirty. Mines scar landscapes and contaminate aquifers that feed ecosystems, dealing severe ecological damage long after they close. But now, the Trump administration wants to give $1.5 billion to the flagging U.S. uranium industry for mining projects — and at least one company says that could fund a mine near the Grand Canyon.1     Uranium mining is dirty and […]

Help save whitetip sharks from extinction

The apex predator on land is about to wipe out the apex predator of the ocean. Humans have driven the oceanic whitetip shark to the verge of extinction, even though losing sharks would be disastrous for our oceans.     Sharks are vital — but they’re vanishing. Oceanic whitetip shark populations have declined worldwide by 88 percent in recent years, and even more in […]

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