Captive red wolf (Photo: John Froschauer via Flickr, CC 2.0 Licence)

Wild red wolves could be going extinct right now

Last year, there were 35 wild red wolves left. Now, only 14 are known to survive. These magnificent animals are going extinct on our watch.       As few as 14 wild red wolves remain alive. Meanwhile, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is refusing to release any information about what, if anything, it’s doing to stop extinction from claiming these wolves for […]

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Protect Bees from this Toxic Pesticide

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a pesticide which it calls “very highly toxic” to bees.1        This pesticide is deadly to bee colonies. This toxic pesticide called sulfoxaflor is one cause of plunging bee populations. One study found that sulfoxaflor impairs bees’ ability to reproduce — colonies exposed to sulfoxaflor produced 54 percent fewer male bees and no queens.2 That’s why we’re […]

Your Action Needed to Protect Lions

The African lion is the only big cat not protected by an international treaty that prohibits the buying and selling of products made from their bodies.1      This bill could save lions. Now, a bill that could save lions from trophy hunting is being debated on Capitol Hill. The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies (CECIL) Act, named for the […]

Aren’t our skies polluted enough? Stop space billboards.

Is there anything that can’t be turned into an ad trying to sell some product? A company wants to test that theory by putting huge billboards in orbit, visible in the evening sky to billions below.     The night sky is worth protecting. Fifty years ago, when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, we could look to the sky and ponder with awe […]

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Tell your Governor: Be a Bee-Friendly State

Last year alone, there was a nearly 40 percent decline in the honeybee population.1       Bees need safe, healthy habitat to survive. Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation are among the major causes of colony collapse disorder.2 As native vegetation is replaced by roadways, neighborhoods and crop fields, bees lose the food sources and nesting sites they rely on. That’s why we’re asking our governors […]

Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

Protect Bristol Bay from this harmful open-pit mine

We need to protect Bristol Bay. Its lush green landscape of wetlands and blooming tundra may soon be torn apart for a mine.       Bristol Bay is wild and worth protecting. Just as the Army Corps of Engineers closed the public comment period, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the proposed plan is far worse than previously thought, and that the Army […]

Wolf in Minnesota (Photo: Derek Bakken via WikiMedia, CC 2.0)

Take action to save Washington wolves

Washington wolves need our help right now. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) just killed four members of the Old Profanity Territory wolf pack, leaving only one wolf alive.1       Washington wolves are dying. A judge has blocked the killing of the last Old Profanity Territory wolf for now, but this isn’t the only pack with a current kill order out […]

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Take a stand for the Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration has gutted our nation’s most powerful tool for wildlife conservation: the Endangered Species Act (ESA).       Endangered Species Act rollbacks are disastrous for wildlife. Under their new rules, endangered animals could be refused protection for the sake of oil and gas profits. Not only that, but animals considered “threatened” with extinction will no longer receive the same level of protection.1 Congress […]

Grand Canyon (Photo: Sam Loyd on Unsplash)

Protect the Grand Canyon. Make this ban permanent.

Some places are too precious to mine. The Grand Canyon is one of them. It’s time to protect the Grand Canyon with a permanent ban on uranium mining.       Protect the Grand Canyon with a ban on uranium mining. While the depths of Grand Canyon are protected as a national park, outside those borders, uranium mining threatens to poison and pollute this natural […]

Save the Boundary Waters from mining

It’s up to us to save the Boundary Waters. The Trump administration recently renewed two leases for devastating mining on the doorstep of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.1     It’s not too late to save the Boundary Waters. Mining could destroy the Boundary Waters as we know them. But even though the leases are approved, it’s not too late to stop the […]