endangered species

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 […]
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 […]
Red Wolf, captive (Photo: Matthew Zalewski via Flickr CC BY 4.0)

The red wolves of North Carolina are some of the most endangered animals on the planet. Can you help support our work to save them? The Threat to Read Wolves No more than 35 red wolves roam the forests of North Carolina, struggling to recover from the systematic hunting that nearly erased them from the face of the earth forever.It’s terrible, but […]
Captive red wolf (Photo: John Froschauer via Flickr, CC 2.0 Licence)

The Fish and Wildlife service is declaring open season on the last 35 wild red wolves. Please take action to save them.   The Threat to Red Wolves Until now, hunting and killing of these rare animals has been strictly forbidden. But the Fish and Wildlife Service just announced a new plan that would shrink the wolves’ protected habitat to only one refuge, […]
Gray wolf, captive (Photo: Derek Bakken via Flickr CC BY 2.0)

Sharing social media posts like these can promote better awareness about and appreciation for the environment. Want to help? Just pick a post and click to share!Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares for TwitterSome good news to start your day! The @washingtonpost reports: “A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of Dominion Energy’s Atlantic Coast Pipeline, finding that […]
Entangled North Atlantic right whale (Photo: Sea to Shore Alliance / NOAA Permit #20566

This should be a time of hope and new beginnings for the beleaguered North Atlantic right whale. North Atlantic right whales birth their calves from December to March, but this year the calves are missing. Scientists have yet to confirm any 2018 whale births.1Help us protect vital habitat for these unique creatures and champion commercial fishing gear improvements to save […]
A North Atlantic right whale, found dead off the Virginia coast and entangled in fishing lines. (Photo: Sea to Shore Alliance / NOAA permit

She was #3893 in the New England Aquarium’s catalog of North Atlantic right whales. But, as one of only around 100 reproductively mature North Atlantic right whales remaining on the planet, she may well have helped save her species from extinction.1Last Monday, whale #3893 was found dead and entangled in fishing line off Virginia’s coast in what is 2018’s first […]
Gray Wolf. Photo: Stuart Seeger via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

We talk a lot about wolves. Here’s why.The lonesome howl of a gray wolf may conjure romantic images of the American West, but the species has long been targeted for eradication. In the 1900s, gray wolves were trapped, poisoned, hunted, and otherwise largely eliminated from the Lower 48 United States. In 1960 no more than 800 remained of a wolf population that had […]
Gray Wolf. Photo: Stuart Seeger via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Wolves in Eastern Oregon’s Harl Butte pack could be wiped out. It’s up to us to save them.Imperiled Wolf Pack Just nine wolves, including three pups, make up the Harl Butte pack. The pack ranges across eastern Oregon’s woods and mountains, but four of them have already been tracked, hunted and killed by the state of Oregon in 2017. The state […]