wildlife

President Trump is open to advice on whether to allow hunters to bring home elephant “trophies” for their walls and floors. The most famous elephant of all has some thoughts on the matter. For a few weeks recently, “The Greatest Showman” — the semi-true story of P.T. Barnum — was my daughter’s favorite movie.She’s moved onto “The Incredibles 2.” But, even […]
Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

Mining companies are seeking to build a large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska.1 A mine in this area would pollute wetlands, streams and lakes, and put salmon and other fish species at risk.  More than 65 percent of Alaskans and 80 percent of Bristol Bay residents, including indigenous peoples, strongly oppose […]

The Arctic Wildlife Refuge is America’s last wild frontier, home to polar bears, caribou, musk ox and other important species. You’d think that as a country we would be doing everything we could to protect this wild special place. Unfortunately, short-sighted plans are being put in place for short-term profit at the expense of wildlife that depends on this area to […]
African elephants, 2010. PHOTO Flickr user shankaronline (CC 2.0)

As you’re reading this, the International Wildlife Conservation Council — created by Interior Secretary Zinke shortly after the Trump administration reversed the ban on elephant hunt trophies — is having its second public meeting.1  The council’s members are mostly hunters and hunting advocates, including some that hunt elephants for sport.2,3Thousands of Environmental Action supporters have made their voices heard on […]
Sperm whale and calf (Photo: Gabriel Barathieu via WikiMedia CC 2.0)

Whales and other wildlife should not have their lives put at risk from our garbage. Can you take action today to help?The Threat to Whales In early April, a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of human-made trash in its digestive system. The whale died of inflammation of its abdominal lining — the amount […]
Environmental Action Impact: Gray Wolves

Have you made your 2017 year-end donation to Environmental Action to help protect wolves and nature yet? It’s easy, secure, and a great way to support effective advocacy for wolves, wildlife and the environment in the new year.Your 2017 year-end donation to Environmental Action makes a difference. Your 2017 year-end donation to Environmental Action helps wolves. The lonesome howl of a […]
Gray Wolf. Photo: Bruce McKay via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

I have great news: a federal court just ruled that gray wolves around the Great Lakes will keep their Endangered Species Act protections, meaning they can’t be trapped and hunted for sport.1Now we need to stop Congress from not only removing these protections but blocking any further review by the courts.Together, you’ve sent more than 50,000 messages asking your representatives […]
An oiled turtles, following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster

Do you love our oceans and marine wildlife like sea turtles, whales, and dolphins? If so, you need to know about the Trump Administration’s plan 1 to dramatically expand drilling off America’s coasts.The plan is a backwards-looking proposal that could spell disaster for thousands of our most beloved and imperiled animals off our Atlantic Coast 2 — to say nothing of […]

Do you have a special spot where you’ve returned year after year to camp with your friends and family? A beach where your children first dipped their toes in the ocean? A scenic view where you first realized the enduring beauty of nature?We all have places that hold special meaning for us — and our nation is no exception.In 1906, […]

. Live Blog LIVE – Watch the last #DemDebate before Iowa Caucuses   The Democratic candidates for President are in South Carolina for their fourth presidential debate and the New York Times says “while the previous events had few fireworks, Sunday night’s promises to be a feistier affair.”1  That’s because with the Iowa caucuses only two weeks away, the race there has gotten […]