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Get bee-killing pesticides out of our wildlife refuges

Bee-killing pesticides shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near our wildlife refuges — especially those our wild bees need to survive. But on August 2, 2018, the Trump administration decided otherwise.     The Threat to Bees National wildlife refuges should be safe havens for wildlife — including wild bees. Yet on August 2, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted an Obama-era ban on bee-killing […]

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Boundary Waters at Stake: This Company Needs to Hear from You

The Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area is America’s most popular wilderness area. Urge Twin Metals mining company to abandon plans to threaten these public lands for their own private profit. The Beauty of the Boundary Waters The beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is home to venerable old forests and priceless riparian ecosystems. You’ll find bears, birds, timber wolves, and […]

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Trump’s Power Plan Rollback Risks Hundreds of Lives Annually

Help save hundreds of lives a year. Speak out to stop the Trump administration’s dirty power plan.   1. Lisa Friedman, “Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year,” The New York Times, August 21, 2018. 2. Ephrat Livni, “Florida’s red tide crisis shows how climate change will make the world an ugly place,” Quartz, August 22, 2018. 3. […]

Fall Update: You’re standing up for wildlife and wild places

Together, we’re working hard to stand up for the wildlife and wild places that make our planet amazing.   Conservationist and author Edward Abbey once said, “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”Over the past few months, many of our country’s wild places and wild creatures have been put at risk. Plastic is piling up in our […]

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Join Our Origami Elephant Action

Right now, more African elephants are being killed than born in the wild. Help convince Congress that Americans shouldn’t be trophy hunting these beloved and imperiled animals.     The Threat to Elephants Although President Trump called taking elephants for trophy a “horror show” in a tweet earlier this year — the Trump administration hasn’t been a friend to elephants, lions or other endangered […]

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More Wyoming Wolves to Be Killed

Wyoming wolves need your help. The state is planning to eliminate more than half of the iconic wolves within its borders.     The Threat to Wyoming Wolves The state of Wyoming is trying to wipe out half of the state’s wolves. They allowed trophy hunters to kill 76 wolves last year. And this year they’re planning to kill even more.1,2There are fewer than […]

Wolf pups

We can’t let wolves vanish forever

Before the Endangered Species Act, the gray wolf was hunted, trapped and poisoned almost to extinction in the continental U.S. Now the animal may lose the law’s protection.The Associated Press reported in June that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering lifting Endangered Species Act protections for the species. Without the law’s protection, nothing would stand between these incredible […]

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Protect Bristol Bay

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to build a large gold and copper mine in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska—home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world.The proposed Pebble Mine project would include a dirty open-pit mine, a 188-mile natural gas pipeline, roads for a transportation corridor—including 18 miles crossing a lake—and a port facility.In […]

African elephant

Elephants are worth saving

In March, the Trump administration threatened the future of African elephants by reversing the ban on elephant hunt trophies—even after President Trump himself tweeted that he thought it was a “horror show.”Unless we reverse current trends, African elephants are in danger of extinction. While just a few decades ago, there were millions of these creatures walking the planet, now there […]

Whale

Our oceans have a foam problem

From coffee cups to fast food containers, polystyrene foam—what most of us call Styrofoam—is used every day all across the country.And it ends up in our rivers, lakes and oceans, endangering wildlife and polluting our water.Polystyrene foam is one of the worst forms of plastic pollution because it never fully degrades.Every single bit of polystyrene foam ever made is still […]

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