Yosemite National Park (Photo: Tommy Lisbin, Unsplash)

Ready for this week’s Environmental Action shares?Sharing these posts and tweets with your social media friends is a great way promote respect for the environment with credible, well-sourced journalism and meaningful ways to make a difference for nature. This week, you’ll find news on wolves, the Environmental Protection Agency, public lands and more.Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares […]
Mexican Gray Wolf (Photo: USFWS)

Mexican gray wolves are already on the brink — we can’t let Congress push them into extinction.Why are Mexican gray wolves at risk? There are just over 100 Mexican gray wolves living in the wild. But Sen. Jeff Flake just introduced legislation to erase their Endangered Species Act protections.That would be a devastating step backwards, opening the door to hunting, trapping […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

These are precarious times for America’s gray wolves.Wolves were once hunted and trapped to near extinction in the continental US, but healthy wolf populations can again be found around the Great Lakes and in the Northern Rockies. [1]Trucked from Canada, wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the mid 1990s after being nearly hunted and trapped to extinction in […]