Posts Categorized: Endangered Species Act

Jamie Rappaport Clark, © Defenders of Wildlife

How Should We Honor Earth Day? »

America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit?

Gray Wolf, © Gary Schultz

California prepares to welcome wolves home, but delays on providing state protections »

Now, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to remove Endangered Species Act protection for wolves throughout most of the rest of the country, gray wolves are once again at risk. Delisting would short-circuit wolf recovery in the Pacific West and would effectively mean giving up on one of our country’s most important and iconic species. Fortunately, California has an opportunity to play a meaningful role in helping the gray wolf continue to recover in the coming months and years.

Mexican Gray Wolf, © Scott S. Warren / National Geographic Stock

Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up »

More Mexican gray wolves released in the wild!; What does the science say: Do wolves and cougars reduce disease in their prey?; OR-7’s radio collar losing signal; Nearly 500,000 more Americans speak out against federal plan to strip wolves of protections.