Author Archives: Derek Goldman

Panelists Urge House Committee to Maintain a Strong Endangered Species Act to Protect Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

  Contact: Tara Thornton, Endangered Species Coalition, (207) 504-2705,                Derek Goldman, Endangered Species Coalition, (406) 721-3218,   Washington, D.C. – Two wildlife biologists, a national religious leader and a Peregrine Falcon testified at a special briefing to the House Natural Resources Committee today to highlight the importance of the Endangered Species Act – our nation’s safety net for fish, plants and wildlife on the brink of extinction. “The Endangered Species Act… Continue reading

Twenty Years Later

Twenty years ago this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists released eight gray wolves into the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, restoring the top predator to the park’s landscape after a 30-year hiatus. Before the year’s end, a female from the Rose Creek pack and a male from the Crystal Creek pack joined up to create the first free-forming pack of wolves observed in Yellowstone in half a century. Biologists named it the Leopold pack, after the conservation… Continue reading

Grizzly Bears in Northern Rockies: A Lasting Success?

This year the Endangered Species Act is celebrating its 40th birthday. That’s four decades of saving fish, plants and wildlife from disappearing forever. Since the law was overwhelmingly passed by Congress in 1973, only a tiny handful of species have gone extinct. The decline of hundreds of other species has been halted, and some have already been successfully recovered to sustainable levels. And thanks to the Act’s habitat protections, millions of acres of public land have been protected for these… Continue reading

What Would Aldo Leopold Do (WWALD)

by Derek May 28, 2008 It has now been exactly 60 days since wolves in the Northern Rockies were removed from the protection of the Endangered Species Act. To date, 16 wolves have been legally killed in Wyoming, where wolves may be shot on sight. That’s an average of one wolf killed every four days. Four of these wolves were shot in Wyoming during the first weekend after delisting, with local bloggers bragging about their success on the Internet. One… Continue reading