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Save your virtual seat at our Endangered Species Day film screening!

On Friday, May 15th, which is the 15th annual Endangered Species Day, we’re hosting an online film screening of Racing Extinction. Racing Extinction is a fast-paced, informative documentary about the role that humans play in the loss of Earth’s biodiversity. It shines a spotlight on the serious threat of wildlife trafficking around the world, and what we need to do to stop it. After the film, we’re also holding a live Q&A session with the Racing Extinction filmmaking team. Learn more about what went on… Continue reading

Art and Advocacy in Action

At the Endangered Species Coalition, we know art is a powerful medium for change. We host an annual Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest, and each year we get tons of amazing submissions from young people, grades K – 12, from across the country. In 2020, we had nearly 1,400 contest entrants, reflecting young people’s commitment to using artwork to express their support for endangered species conservation.  Our 2020 grand-prize winner, Isis Stevens, is a 14-year-old artist from Denver, CO,… Continue reading

Semi-finalist Entries Chosen in 2020 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

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

ESC Update

As we head into some uncertainty of the impact COVID-19 will have over the next month or so, the Endangered Species Coalition is taking steps to ensure the work of protecting the Endangered Species Act and all native wildlife continues. ESC is abiding by CDC recommendations of not attending or assembling large gatherings. We are fortunate to be able to direct our staff across the country to telework from home. Our team is still mobilizing grassroots power, using creative alternatives… Continue reading

The Buzz About Bees: Why Do We Need Them?

By Sheila Muckle at Gardener’s Path. To understand why we need the little bumblebee, we need to understand how it helps us and why it is in danger. If the bee faces extinction, then the planet risks losing a great variety of foodstuffs. We enjoy the beautiful flowers in our gardens but most of them need to be pollinated to survive. Without pollination, the plants would not be able to reproduce. The recent decline in the number of pollinators is… Continue reading

Let’s Make This A Better Year for Wildlife!

If your New Year’s Resolution involved walking more gently on the planet, practicing compassion or being a more conscientious consumer – then this blog is for you!      Seeing the Amazon and Malaysia rainforests burn, as well as the animals and plants that call these forests home, just to grow cheap palm oil, breaks my heart. The videos of endangered orangutans being shot out of trees infuriates me.  So much cruelty and brutality for cheap, unnecessary products.  Palm oil has become… Continue reading

Positive Steps for Wildlife as House Natural Resource Committee Passes Protection Bills

Some Bills Include Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Washington, D.C.—Today, the House Natural Resource Committee voted in favor of protecting wildlife, nature, and America’s legacy for future generations. We are in the sixth mass extinction event—the first caused by humans. One million species could be threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, pollution, invasive species and climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. This report indicates that we have time to stem the crisis, but not without… Continue reading

Your 2019 Holiday Shopping List is Here!

The holiday season can be pretty tough on the planet. The miles of saran wrap, tissue and wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbon, and garland are just a few of the single-use products that permeate our winter festivities. To make matters worse, picking out presents for our loved ones can be stressful. 

There are so many things to consider: Will they like it? Use it? Return it? Then there’s the environmental impact. Does the gift contain plastics?* Or palm oil?** 

If you’re like me, you want your gifts to be thoughtful, useful, and good for the planet. But this isn’t always an easy task. That’s why we’ve put together a list of products and businesses to help make your yuletide decision-making a little easier!

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1.8 Million Americans Speak Out Against Stripping Federal Protections from Wolves 

Almost two million Americans stated their opposition to the Trump administration’s proposal to strip endangered species protections from gray wolves in a comment period that closed today. This is one of the largest numbers of comments ever submitted on a federal decision involving endangered species and reflects broad dissatisfaction with the Trump administration’s politically driven move to turn wolf management over to state agencies across most of the lower 48 states. 

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Nowheres Wolf: A Call Not Answered

Interview with Suzanne Moulton, Director, Lead Fabricator, and Workshop Presenter Nowheres Wolf Recently, the Endangered Species Coalition had the honor of interviewing Suzanne Moulton, Director of Nowheres Wolf, a stop-motion animation with the goal of shifting perceptions of wolves. The film, currently under production, demonstrates the sentience of wolves and reveals caring relationships within wolf families. To learn more about this incredible project, visit:  https://www.nowhereswolf.com/   Jeanne Dodds, Endangered Species Coalition, Creative Engagement Director: What inspires and ignites your work… Continue reading