endangered species

By Marcia Eldridge, board memberSeven North Atlantic right whale calves were born this calving season, bringing new hope for the future of this endangered whale species.After no calves were born last season, seven newborns is an important milestone. But experts warn that they need to deliver 16 to 18 calves per year in order to sustain the species and avoid […]

By Jennifer Newman, content creatorIn the 1980s, about 4.5 million monarch butterflies wintered in California. This year? There were only about 30,000.I grew up in the Bay Area in the 1990s—monarchs were an important part of my childhood. I want them to be a part of my children’s memories, too.Seeing a monarch butterfly takes me right back to being a […]

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 […]
Jaguar (Photo: edmondlafoto)

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 […]
Save wolves in Wyoming (Photo: Pixabay)

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 […]
Gray wolf (Photo: raincarnation40, pixabay)

It’s unconscionable to murder wolves for simply trying to survive. Tell Washington wildlife officials to stop authorizing the killing of wolf families today.     Washington Wolves Threatened Washington state and the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have ordered that wolves be killed from three different wolf families this winter. Wolves have rebounded in the state since 2008, but their resiliency puts […]
Gray wolf (Photo: Wildfaces, pixabay)

The House of Representatives has voted to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 United States. Will you help save these iconic animals?     Wolves at Risk History shows: when wolves are unprotected, too many of them die.When Great Lakes wolves lost their federal protection in 2012, 1500 were killed before protection finally resumed. Right now, Wyoming […]
Bald eagle (Photo: pixabay)

The Endangered Species Act is our best wildlife extinction prevention tool. Speak out to protect this bedrock conservation law.     The Wildlife Extinction Crisis We need to strengthen the Endangered Species Act — not weaken it.In just the last 50 years, human beings have eliminated more than half the world’s wildlife species. Worse, climate change, plastic pollution, habitat loss, the illegal wildlife […]
Wolf in winter (Pixabay)

Can you write a letter to your local newspaper in support of the Endangered Species Act and the imperiled wildlife it protects?   The ESA Saves Wildlife Without the Endangered Species Act (ESA), hundreds of the nation’s most beloved wildlife species might well be extinct.1We Need a Strong Endangered Species Act. Scientists say that we are on the brink of a human-caused mass extinction […]
Red Wolf, captive (Photo: Matthew Zalewski via Flickr CC BY 4.0)

The planet’s 35 remaining red wolves are on safer ground thanks to a federal judge’s ruling.     Victory for Red Wolves Just last week, a federal judge made an important decision. A rule stopping the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) from capturing and killing red wolves — or authorizing private landowners to do the same — is now permanent.1Tens of thousands of you […]