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Giraffe body parts are being sold in the U.S. And it’s legal.

By Chris Burley, program consultantThe tallest animal on the planet is in peril.Not only has the wild giraffe population declined 35 percent in the last three decades, but their hooves, horns, skin and other parts are being imported into the U.S. and sold. And it’s legal.According to a new study by the Humane Society and its international affiliate, nearly 40,000 […]

Ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon upheld

By Marcia Eldridge, board memberNew uranium mining projects won’t encroach on the Grand Canyon’s doorstep any time soon.On Oct. 1, 2018, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging the Obama-era ban on new uranium mining projects near the Grand Canyon.Environmental Action and our partner, Environment America, built support for the 20-year moratorium, which was enacted in 2012, on […]

The last wild red wolves are safe—for now

By Julia DeVito, digital campaigner The last 35 red wolves on the planet are safe from extinction—for now.On Nov. 5, 2018, a federal judge decided to protect these wolves with a ruling that the temporary injunction issued by the Obama administration in 2016 that stopped a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)’s “shoot-to-kill” authorization will not be permanent. That means that the […]

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As climate crisis worsens, Trump admin opens millions of acres to oil and gas

America’s public lands are home to a spectacular array of wildlife. They are places of astounding beauty. But massive tracts of these special lands — lands we all own — are being mined and drilled for oil, gas, and coal that fuels the climate crisis.1    America’s public lands shouldn’t fuel the climate crisis. Urge congressional leaders to support a moratorium on […]

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Act to save the last 411 North Atlantic right whales

Just 411 North Atlantic right whales remain on the planet — and that’s the best estimate.1 And the Trump administration just further jeopardized their future.     The Threat to North Atlantic Right Whales North Atlantic right whales are hanging onto existence by a thread and seismic blasting for offshore oil and gas deposits is a threat they may not be able to survive.The […]

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Get Creative to Help Save Jaguars

Send a creative message to U.S.-based Cargill, calling on the company to save the home of jaguars.     The Threat to Jaguars With fewer than 15,000 jaguars remaining in the wild, we need to act now.1The tropical forests that are home to these animals are shrinking fast: an area equivalent to 40 football fields has been lost every minute of every day for […]

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Petition for Elephants: Are we missing your signature?

U.S. trophy hunters shouldn’t be killing endangered African elephants. To stop the killing, these beloved animals need your voice.Under a March 2018 decision by the Trump administration, U.S. trophy hunters can once again kill elephants and lions abroad. They can import their hides and other body parts as trophies.The good news? You can help save elephants with just 30 seconds […]

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Good News about Wolves and the Environment!

We have some great news to share about our end-of-year campaign for wolves and the environment.  More than 550 generous supporters contributed to our end-of-year fundraising drive!These donations will help fuel our campaigns to save endangered wolves, other wildlife and the wild places they call home.With these gifts, we’ll be able to continue organizing against state-ordered wolf killings like the one […]

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Take Action: Save Wyoming’s Wolves

In Wyoming’s wolf hunt last year — the first since gray wolves lost Endangered Species Act protections there — 76 wolves were killed. This year’s hunt was extended to be a month longer than the first, and the quota of wolves that can be killed is higher, too.1,2  At least three dozen wolves are already dead on the doorstep of Yellowstone […]

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How we’ll stop wolf killings for good

With three wolf packs in Washington State targeted for killing this winter, we don’t have a moment to lose on this campaign.   The Wolf and the Wild There’s something so special about wolves. Their fierce beauty and musical howls have inspired us for generations. Today, they are not only powerful symbols of wilderness, but vital components of the ecosystems they call […]

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