After hundreds of thousands of activists spoke out against it, Congress removed from its spending bill a legislative proposal that would have abandoned gray wolves in four states.
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A group of 70 scientists and scholars released an open letter this week calling for the continued protection of gray wolves in the Great Lakes and beyond.
Cecil’s killing and others like it show the need for strong, enduring, enforceable protections.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Derek Goldman, Endangered Species Coalition, (406) 721-3218, email@example.com 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
Representative Don Beyer (D-VA8) has received more than 2,000 letters from constituents about the possible delisting of gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act. In fact, he says he has received more letters on this issue than almost everything else combined:
Last week I was lucky enough to accompany conservationists, farmers and hunters from across the Great Lakes States as they converged on Washington DC. Continue reading
This week, more than 50 scientists, representatives of 5 Native American tribes, 24 business leaders, and 82 organizations sent letters to Members Congress asking them to oppose legislation that seeks to remove federal protections for gray wolves.
The severe drought afflicting much of the West is being used as a smokescreen by some in Congress to undermine critical environmental and wildlife laws including the Endangered Species Act. This past summer and spring, the House of Representatives and Senate passed bills designed to help affected communities with drought relief. Since then, they have not be able to find common ground.
Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), a strong Congressional advocate for wolves, spoke out for wolves in an Op Ed published in the Eugene Weekly. In the piece, A Fight for Survival, Mr. DeFazio pushes back against the proposed delisting of gray wolves noting that, “USFWS did not use the “best available science” and that they actively ignored data that conflicted with their own conclusions.” The highly controversial plan was released byt the USFWS over a year ago and has generated nearly… Continue reading
Members of Congress Join Conservation Community to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act Washington, D.C. – More than 300 wildlife conservation advocates gathered Wednesday night to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, our nation’s law protecting fish, plants, and wildlife on the brink of extinction. Organizers of the event, A Wild Success: Forty years of the Endangered Species Act, honored former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and five Congressional wildlife conservation leaders for their… Continue reading