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Uncertain Future for the Threatened Joshua Tree

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to protect the Joshua tree under the federal Endangered Species Act. Guardians will continue to fight so this iconic species doesn’t disappear forever.

Photo by Kamchatka

Creating the future we want, together

Who We Are

For over 30 years, WildEarth Guardians has worked to protect and restore the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. We believe in the intrinsic rights of nature, the blessings of diversity, the critical role of bold action, and the belief that citizens’ voices are essential—on the streets, in the halls of Congress, and in the courtroom—to address the nature and climate crises.


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For the sake of threatened wildlife, we are relentless advocates, reformers, and voices for the vulnerable.

Wild Places

We are working diligently to protect, restore, and connect the vast landscapes of the American West.


Rivers across the American West are in crisis, which is why we are fighting to restore these vital arteries of life.

Climate + Energy

To take bold climate action, we must stop leasing America’s public lands and waters to the fossil fuel industry.

Ways to Connect with WildEarth Guardians

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Partner with us by taking action on the advocacy issues you care about.


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Brave New Wild Blog

WildEarth Guardians Press

Game Commission fix good for NM wildlife

Albuquerque Journal | Mar 17, 2023

New Mexico conservationists, wildlife watchers, outfitters, hunters and anglers agree: Before us lies a great opportunity to better the management of one of New Mexico’s most precious assets. Our state’s wildlife is an incredible cultural and economic blessing. As the fifth-most biodiverse state we live amid an amazing array of ecosystems.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

Shouldn’t kill wolves on public land
The Aspen Times | Mar 15, 2023
We can promote resilience in Santa Fe mountain forests
Santa Fe New Mexican | Mar 11, 2023
Wolf hunting, trapping regs are unlawful
Clark Fork Valley Press and Mineral Independent | Nov 23, 2022

Number Of Litigants In Bears Ears, Grand Staircase Lawsuit Swells

National Parks Traveler | Mar 20, 2023

The number of litigants involved in a battle over the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments has swelled with the addition of a number of conservation organizations opposed to any changes.

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