Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up: 06/09/17

Your weekly roundup of wildlife news from across the country

 

WildSights:

 

Wild stories from the Week:

 

Together, we can make a huge difference for our oceans. Thank you for joining us in celebrating #WorldOceansDay this week! http://dfnd.us/2rGdqpW

Defenders CEO wrote about how any changes to the Endangered Species Attack will weaken it’s purpose and put species at risk of extinction: http://dfnd.us/2sfuOmp

There are only 45 red wolves left in the wild. Only passionate public support will save the world’s rarest wolf: http://dfnd.us/2rwOqRR

Why whales are back in New York City: http://dfnd.us/2sjv0RE

 

Our Defenders in Action:

 

In California:

On Thursday, we celebrated the 111th anniversary of the Antiquities Act – a law that allows presidents to protect public lands for future generations to enjoy just as we do today. Our staff in California joined a rally to support the California Legislature passing the Assembly Joint Resolution 15 in support of the Antiquities Act and our iconic national monuments in the state.  From the Carrizo Plain to Mojave Trails, San Gabriel Mountains to Cascade-Siskiyou, Berryessa Snow Mountain to Giant Sequoia and Sand to Snow, these national monuments safeguard some of the Golden State’s most unique landscapes, historical and cultural sites and ecological treasures. Californians and visitors from all over the world love our national monuments and we want to ensure they stay protected!

 

In Washington D.C.:

Carmen Orozco-Acosta, our Diversity & Inclusion Outreach Specialist, spoke this week with college students and recent graduates about the importance of their voice, advocacy, and the disproportionate impact of climate change on women and people of color. The participants, invited by the Sierra Club, were from all across the country who had come to D.C. to learn more about gender equity issues in the environmental movement and how they can be a voice to lift up these issues.