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What President Biden can do to defend wolves

The new administration can restore Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves.     Wolves need protection now more than ever. In a reckless decision by the Trump administration, gray wolves in the Lower 48 were stripped of their Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections. Now, the management of gray wolves is in states’ hands, and some are already making plans to start hunting and trapping […]

Tell Whole Foods: Put our planet over plastic

Plastic pollution isn’t on anyone’s grocery list — but at most grocery stores, it’s unavoidable.     Whole Foods scored an “F” for its efforts to address wasteful plastic packaging. In a recent plastic waste report, Whole Foods received an “F” for its efforts to address wasteful plastic packaging.1 Plastic packaging is flooding landfills, polluting oceans and hurting marine life — but we have a […]

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The Trump administration rolled back the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act has protected birds for over 100 years — but it was weakened by a Trump administration rollback this month.1 Environmental Action is working to restore the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which is a vital and historic law with an inspiring history.     The Migratory Bird Treaty Act was the product of good organizing. At the turn of the […]

Together we can save wolves in 2021

With just one day left in 2020, we’re pulling out all the stops to make sure we can save wolves in the year to come.     Wolves need our help. Wolves are amazing animals — and they’ll need all the help we can give if they’re going to survive. We’re trying to raise $25,000 by midnight so we can start the new year strong […]

Polar bear mothers and cubs are in danger

In the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain, pregnant polar bears build dens in the snow to give birth and nurse their young.1     Seismic testing puts mother bears and cubs in danger. The polar bear mothers and cubs denning in the Arctic Refuge could soon face the terrifying threat of seismic surveys, which have a 1 in 5 chance of killing or […]

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Wolves are being shot in Wyoming right now.

At least two dozen wolves have already been shot for trophies on Yellowstone’s doorstep this winter. Across the rest of Wyoming, dozens more are being killed with no quota to put limits on the slaughter.1     This brutal hunt needs to stop. This brutal hunt needs to stop. We know that wolves are treasures, not trophies — and that if we don’t protect […]

Save wolves in Wyoming (Photo: Pixabay)

Gray wolves are more vulnerable than ever before

Nearly every wolf in the lower 48 states has been stripped of critical Endangered Species Act protections — and this Giving Tuesday, we’re working hard to save them.     It’s time to take a stand to protect gray wolves. The Trump administration recently removed an estimated 6,000 gray wolves from the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act.1 States are now […]

Environmental Action Impact: Gray Wolves

Shooting gray wolves is wrong

Gray wolves were nearly hunted to extinction in the 1930s — and they’re still in the crosshairs today.1   Wolves need our protection now more than ever. In Washington, the state’s Department of Fish and Wildlife is notorious for “lethally removing” wolves from their packs — but shooting wolves to death is an inhumane method of wildlife control.2 Now that the Trump administration […]

Bumblebees (Photo: TimHill, pixabay)

Why are there toxic pesticides in wildlife refuges?

National wildlife refuges should be safe havens for bees — but the Trump administration has overturned a ban on deadly pesticides called neonicotinoids in wildlife refuges.1     These pesticides are poisoning bees. Neonicotinoids, or neonics, are poisonous to honeybees, wild bees and other wildlife. Mounting evidence shows that exposure to even small amounts of neonics harms bees’ immune systems and reproductive success, leading […]

The Tongass National Forest and mountains in the background (Photo: Flickr user Umnak)

Tell Congress: Protect the Tongass National Forest

It’s a priceless place, in a world where wilderness is disappearing beneath the chainsaws, roads and drilling rigs of industry.     The Tongass is a forest treasure. Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, is a sea of centuries-old trees that shelter bears, eagles and salmon in huge numbers, along with a unique species of wolf and too many other […]