Category Archives: Defenders of Wildlife

American Voices on the Endangered Species Act at 40

You spoke out in support of the Endangered Species Act and we delivered that message. This week, we worked with our member groups Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity to deliver the report “A Wild Success,” to every member of Congress. The report (available here .pdf) includes more than 200 letters and op-eds written by Americans over the past year to local, regional and national newspapers emphasizing the importance of the Act, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in… Continue reading

Endangered Species Act Bringing Green Sea Turtles Back in Florida

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Fleming, the Florida Representative for Defenders of Wildlife. On a recent moonlit evening, Shannon Miller, Florida Program Coordinator, and I were fortunate to be able to accompany professor emeritus Dr. Llewellyn Ehrhart and several graduate students from the University of Central Florida (UCF) to observe sea turtles nesting on Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Dr. Ehrhart and his team have conducted annual nest monitoring studies in the refuge between Melbourne Beach and… Continue reading

Congress, scientists, conservationists call on President Obama to restore the Endangered Species Act

Today, Members of Congress, scientists, law professors, conservation organizations, scientific associations and citizens called on President Obama to restore endangered species protections. The Endangered Species Coalition organized a press event today at the Capitol with Representative Raul Grijalva to urge the Obama Administration to use the authority that Congress gave them to to repeal two last-minute Bush administration rule changes that weaken the Endangered Species Act by diminishing scientific consultation requirements for federal agencies and restricting protections for the polar… Continue reading