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The Heart of Wild

Driven by passion, we’ve tackled some of the West’s most difficult and pressing conservation challenges over the past three decades. See what sets us apart.
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Winning for the Wild

Since 1989, WildEarth Guardians has protected and restored the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. Learn more about recent wins.


Coal Mining Construction in Colorado Blocked


Sweeping Win for Salmon and Steelhead


Yellowstone Grizzlies to Stay on Endangered List


Agreement Helps Mexican Spotted Owl Recovery


Public Lands in Montana Spared From Fracking


Washington Outlaws Cruel Wildlife Killing Contests

Guardians Legal Work

From restoring grizzly bears’ Endangered Species Act protections to exposing the dirty dealings of the coal industry and beyond, WildEarth Guardians is a force for nature in the American West. We use the legal system to protect vulnerable lands, wildlife, and communities from threats of all kinds. Learn more.

Guardians Virtual Events

WildEarth Guardians is committed to our community. Our virtual events and webinars are an important way for us all to be connected, though separate, so please join us. Missed an event? Watch them here.

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WildEarth Guardians Press

Oil and Gas is Costing New Mexico Dearly

Counter Punch | Dec 25, 2020

Oil and gas industry lobbyists from Washington, D.C. would have us believe that anyone working to defend the climate and protect the state’s future is on a “crusade” against New Mexicans.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

It is time for New Mexico trapping laws to catch up
Las Cruces Sun News | Dec 13, 2020
Unleash a desert river and its wisdom
Santa Fe New Mexican | Nov 21, 2020
On Losing and Winning
Counter Punch | Nov 13, 2020

Western Wolf Coalition Files Lawsuit Challenging Nationwide Wolf Delisting

Counter Punch | Jan 14, 2021

Today, WildEarth Guardians and a coalition of Western wolf advocates, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, challenged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to prematurely strip wolves of federal protections in the contiguous 48 states, in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

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