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Hundreds of activists to tell the Senate to protect endangered species during the Stop Extinction Challenge

The Endangered Species Coalition is organizing the fourth-consecutive Stop Extinction Challenge this August when activists around the country will show up at their local Senate offices to speak out about their reasons for supporting endangered species protections. This year’s Stop Extinction Challenge comes shortly after the release of the 2019 IPBES report showing that one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history. There is hope, however. Legislation… Continue reading

Senator Gillibrand promises to prioritize endangered species if elected

Joe Wilkinson from Iowa Wildlife Federation spoke with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand when she was campaigning in Iowa this summer. The senator promised that, if elected president, her administration will fully fund the Endangered Species Act and also increase the funding. Senator Gillibrand added that in her role as a U.S. Senator she has fought very hard for the gray wolf, saying, “the truth is they haven’t recovered fully and they need more protection.” Listen to the entire statement below. ESC… Continue reading

For Wildlife, There’s No App for That

This is a guest post from Trisha White at the National Wildlife Federation.   Thanks to smartphones and applications (apps), we can easily swipe and tap for everything we need right from the comfort of our couch and have it delivered to our door. From food to friends to fantasy vacations, we humans now have it all at our fingertips. But wildlife can’t be slackers–no one delivers to a nest or den. Turtles don’t have Tinder to find mates, they… Continue reading

Endangered Species Have Feelings Too

Note: This is a guest post by Alexandra Delis-Abrams, PhD, the author of the book Endangered Species Have Feelings Too. By Alexandra Delis-Abrams, PhD When a species becomes endangered, it is a sign – a red flag. Something is breaking down or has already broken down.  Humans depend on healthy eco-systems and when these systems start unraveling, as evidenced by the accelerating rate of species endangerment, it is a call for humans to pay attention. Do we listen?  Do we… Continue reading

The Midterm results could be the difference between extinction and conservation

The 2018 midterm election could determine the fate of the Endangered Species Act and how hard we have to fight to keep wolves, grizzly bears, and sage grouse safe from political attacks. What we and our neighbors do on November 6th could dictate the fate of endangered and threatened species for the next several years. By choosing to vote, we can take part in the most effective and meaningful individual action to protect plants, fish, and wildlife. Hopefully, you are… Continue reading

A Roundup of Endangered Species Impacted by Ocean Pollution

By Emily Folk The beach is a popular place for people to get away to when they want to be surrounded by peace and beauty. There’s no denying that the ocean provides all of that and more, but when people do this, they often take that serenity for granted. The shoreline gets cleaned up by local crews and the real truth gets hidden—that humans are polluting the ocean constantly, in overwhelming amounts. Although you might not be able to see it… Continue reading

From Endangered Species Scientist to Endangered Species Writer

This is a post by Dr. Jan Randall, Endangered Species Coalition Board of Directors Member and Scientific Advisory Board Chair. Dr. Randall is the author of the recently released book, Endangered Species: A Reference Handbook. I have always considered nature an essential part of my life. The diversity of biological systems fascinates me. It did not take me long, therefore, to agree to write a book on endangered species when contacted by ABC-CLIO press for a book to be included in… Continue reading

Save Florida Panthers by Reducing Vehicle Strikes

Florida panthers are an endangered species residing primarily in southwestern Florida. In 2016, 42 panthers died in the wild, mainly from vehicle-related incidents. This is especially devastating news as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission estimates there are, at best, 180 panthers remaining in the wild. Here’s how you can help reduce the volume of vehicle-related panther deaths.

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What Will Happen To The Manatee Now That It’s No Longer Considered Endangered?

By Emily Folk We want to see the manatee population rebound to a point where they can be taken off the  endangered species list. But has it really reached that point? As some are celebrating their downlisting status from endangered to threatened as a victory, others think it’s the wrong choice. The Campaign to Slash Protections Was Initiated by an Anti-Wildlife Group. We’ve known that manatees have been slowly recovering for a number of years. But they remained protected as… Continue reading

Take the August Recess Challenge to Stop Extinction and Help Stop Congress from Gutting the Endangered Species Act!

The Endangered Species Act is one of the country’s most important and powerful conservation laws. It has a whopping 99 percent success record at preventing the extinction of species in its care and has helped to save iconic American wildlife such as bald eagles, peregrine falcons, gray whales, green sea turtles, and grizzly bears, just to name a few. Alarmingly, Congress is considering multiple pieces of legislation that could radically weaken this bedrock law. Congress needs to know that Americans… Continue reading