Despite efforts to reestablish red wolves, recent politically-fueled attacks and popular misconceptions have largely undone recovery efforts and they are once again facing extinction with less than 45 red wolves.
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Defenders has been fighting to protect the pygmy-owl for decades, and a recent a court victory gives the tiny bird a new chance for endangered species protection.
Recent jaguar sightings have given new hope and added a sense of renewed urgency to the jaguar recovery effort in the United States.
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.
The illegal wildlife trade is something we imagine happening thousands of miles away, a serious but distant problem. But the fact is that the United States itself is a massive illegal wildlife black market, valued at about $2 billion dollars a year.