Posts Categorized: Wildlife

View of Big Creek in Eastern Tennessee in the summer, ©Warren Sander

Fighting for Freshwater Wildlife »

The 287-acre Black Creek Mine would sit on vital habitat for several threatened and endangered species, including mussels, fish, turtles and more. These little freshwater species may not be the cuddliest, but they serve an important role in aquatic ecosystems, and Defenders is going to court to protect them.

An inspection of a legal shipment of wildlife pelts, ©J Hibbard/USFWS

Time to Crack Down on Wildlife Trafficking »

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is alarmingly under-equipped to combat the illegal wildlife trade at and within our own borders. In addition to educating consumers and strengthening wildlife laws, we need to increase our law enforcement capacity to combat wildlife trafficking into and out of the country.

Red Wolf, ©USFWS/John and Karen Hollingsworth-Red Wolf-North Carolina

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Turning to the Courts to Save Red Wolves; Oregon Wolves Removed From State Endangered Species Act; Public Lands Protected but What About the Desert Tortoise and Mojave Ground Squirrel? Morning Chat on Lobos

Yellowstone bison, © Steven Lopez

The Bison Are Back! »

This year, another location has joined the list of places restoring wild bison! Ten bison, descendants of wild Yellowstone National Park bison, were reintroduced to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, in Colorado.

Elephants Marching, © Helen M. Mundell

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

White House Flooded with Calls in Support of Endangered Species; Washington State Voters Approve Initiative to Curb Wildlife Trafficking; It is too Soon to Remove State Endangered Species Protections for Oregon’s Wolves; Wyoming’s New Role in Ferret Recovery; Congress Passes Global Anti-Poaching Act