Endangered Species Act

A close-up photograph of a wolf pup.

The Trump Administration is proposing changes that would gut the Endangered Species Act’s lifesaving protections for imperiled wildlife. Your action can help us stop these disastrous modifications and save wolves and other wildlife from extinction. Extinction Is Accelerating We are lucky to share our planet with an astonishing diversity of life.If you’ve ever marveled at the effortless flight of an eagle overhead, […]
OR14, a female wolf in Oregon (Photo: Oregon Department of Fish and Game)

America’s iconic grey wolves were once nearly eliminated in the wild. Unless we stop the Trump administration’s new proposal, it could happen again.The Threat to Grey Wolves Gray wolves are working hard to regain a foothold in parts of the country where they were once completely exterminated. One adventurous Oregon wolf called OR-7 famously traveled over 1200 miles in search of […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo: Wikimedia user Rhododendrites CC 4.0)

Monarch butterflies are precious — and we need to do everything we can to protect them. Add your name to our new petition for butterflies and help us make it clear to the US Fish and Wildlife Service that the public is on the monarchs’ side.The Threat to Monarch Butterflies Monarch butterflies need our help — since 1990, nearly 1 billion […]
African elephants (Photo: Pixnio)

President Trump called the trophy hunting of elephants a “horror show” — but that hasn’t stopped him from allowing American trophy hunters to once again kill threatened and endangered elephants and lions and important them back to the US as souvenirs from their hunt.The Threat to Elephants Just a few decades ago, there were millions of these majestic and intelligent creatures […]
Owl (Kimberly Collingwood, Unsplash)

Each week, we highlight key stories from the week, and present them as social shares. Share any or all of these posts to mobilize your friends and family to join you in the campaign to safeguard our clean air and water, wildlife, wild places and environment.Facebook Social SharesTwitter Social SharesDicamba drifts — and its destruction of non-targeted plants is a […]
Wolf in Minnesota (Photo: Derek Bakken via WikiMedia, CC 2.0)

Right now, the Trump administration is considering erasing Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves. Without continued protection, gray wolves in America would be in danger of vanishing forever.Gray wolves were nearly driven extinct in the 20th century, when lack of legal protection allowed them to be hunted, poisoned and trapped. The Endangered Species Act shields wolves from destruction, allowing […]
Polar Bear Mother and Cubs

You wouldn’t turn off the firehose during a five-alarm inferno.So why are some of our elected officials moving to eliminate lifesaving protections for some of our country’s most threatened and endangered species — even as scientists worry about mass extinctions on the horizon? 1The threat to endangered species We’re already in the middle of the worst extinction crisis in 65 million […]