Today is the 2020 Stop Extinction Challenge! This annual advocacy event is our way of engaging activists in support of endangered species in the month that Congress is on recess and back in their home states. This year, the visits are virtual with activists Zoom-ing or calling into Senate offices but the message is the same: Protect endangered species and the successful and urgently-needed Endangered Species Act. Activists in 26 states will meet virtually with Senate offices to speak out… Continue reading
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The 2020 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest generated close to 1,400 entries from students around the United States! A panel of judges has finished the initial and very difficult task of choosing ten semi-finalist entries per grade category. The gallery of the 40 selected semi-finalist images across all grade levels K-12 can be seen here. Grades K-2 Semifinalists are here. Grades 3-5 Semifinalists are here. Grades 6-8 Semifinalists are here. Grades 9-12 Semifinalists are here. We thank everyone who… Continue reading
The deadly brush fires are burning in Australia have scorched nearly 18 million acres of land and caused massive devastation. Undeveloped areas such as forests and national parks have been particularly hard-hit and have caused great suffering and loss of wildlife. Scientists estimate that 480 million animals may have already perished and expect that that number is likely to be much higher. While the situation is catastrophic, there is work being done on the ground to provide aid to or… Continue reading
Today, Oregon Wild, the Center for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species Coalition, and Predator Defense began running a television ad urging Governor Kate Brown to halt the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission’s June 7th vote on a plan to allow trophy hunting and trapping of wolves in Oregon. ODFW’s proposed revisions to the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan also weaken requirements for non-lethal conflict efforts to reduce conflict between wolves and livestock and lowers the threshold for… Continue reading
Today is International Biodiversity Day. It comes shortly after the U.N. released a report showing that 1 million species are threatened with extinction if we do not act to address threats to their survival. Please share this infographic to help tell others that we need to work together to address the global extinction crisis. Click here to tweet this infographic!
This is a guest post by Dr. Kristen Gunther. It was originally published on ensia.com. Wyoming is sprawling and sparsely populated, home to some of the most awe-inspiring, intact lands and ecosystems in North America. Tourists from all over the world flock to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to spot iconic wildlife such as elk, bison, deer and pronghorn. Hunters travel here for once-in-a-lifetime experiences chasing big game through Wyoming’s rugged mountains and desert basins. Wyoming also plays an… Continue reading
The United Nation’s World Environment Day is June 5th, 2018. This day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. This year’s theme is the effort to beat plastic pollution. Plastic is strangling our oceans and the species that live in them. A recent report found that 70% of marine litter is non-degradable plastic which is projected to increase threefold over the next ten years. Happy #WorldEnvironmentDay We must all do our part to #BeatPlasticPollution… Continue reading
By Kyran Kunkel, Director of Wildlife Restoration and Science at the American Prairie Reserve The American Prairie Reserve (APR) is working hard to build the largest nature reserve in the continental United States. With that goal in mind, wildlife enthusiasts currently have a golden opportunity to restore the national mammal on 250,000 acres of public lands in Northcentral Montana. No matter how you slice it, the public benefits of bison restoration are compelling. Learn more with our Top 5 list below.… Continue reading
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Climate change has had a profound effect on the Earth’s weather. Climate change has impacted the natural rhythms of weather, the behavior of animals, and the blooming of flowers. One of the most impacted populations by climate change are pollinators who are facing unprecedented difficulties as they struggle to survive.