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 […]

Bald eagle (Photo: pixabay)

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.1Congress […]

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 […]

Starving Southern Resident orcas need your help

With their sleek black and white bodies, and graceful ocean acrobatics off the coast of Washington and Canada, Southern Resident orcas are some of our planet’s most amazing creatures.     The Southern Resident orcas are starving. The Southern Resident orcas are starving to the point of extinction — there are just 76 left in the wild. Why? Because U.S. Army Corps of Engineers […]

OR14, a female wolf in Oregon (Photo: Oregon Department of Fish and Game)

Stop deadly “cyanide bombs” and save wolves

Any animal that triggers a “cyanide bomb” can asphyxiate and die in just minutes.1,2     Cyanide bombs kill wolves and other wildlife. Imagine a wolf exploring, using its sensitive nose to search for clues about its environment. It might come across a small, unfamiliar object that smells just like food. Wolves are curious and intelligent, so it might bite or pull on the […]

Monarch butterfly (Photo: Pixabay)

Roundup is too risky. Let’s get it off the shelves.

The Trump administration recently moved to permit the continued sale of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup. The Environmental Protection Agency claims glyphosate isn’t a risk to public health.1     Roundup is too risky. we know glyphosate can be harmful to vital habitats and wildlife. Roundup annihilates milkweed, the plant monarch butterflies can’t live without.2 Killing these plants isn’t even a […]

American bison (Unsplash)

Wildlife corridors are for wildlife, not oil and gas

Wildlife corridors are for wildlife — it’s even in the name! They’re not for oil and gas extraction. But that hasn’t stopped the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from leasing these precious places to oil and gas companies.     Wildlife corridors are being opened to oil and gas drilling. In fact, about one-quarter of all land leased by the BLM for fossil fuel […]

Stop trading the Canadian boreal forest for toilet paper

The world’s largest intact forest ecosystem — the Canadian boreal forest — is being put at risk in part to make toilet paper.1     We shouldn’t flush away the boreal forest. Companies are making tissue products we use for just a few minutes from virgin wood pulp harvested in part from one of our planet’s most important forests. We cannot allow this to […]

African Lion (Photo by Bhargava Srivari on Unsplash)

Protect lions: Take action to pass the CECIL Act

Unless we reverse current trends, lions are in danger of extinction.     Now is our chance to protect lions. Who can forget Cecil the lion, who died a tragic death at the hands of a big-game hunter in 2015 and captured the world’s attention?1Now, there’s a bill in the House of Representatives under his name, the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of […]