WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.
A FORCE FOR NATURE
We believe in nature’s right to exist—and thrive. Driven by passion, we’ve tackled some of the West’s most difficult and pressing conservation challenges over the past three decades. Our work is organized around four programs bringing people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West.
Protect and Connect
WildEarth Guardians Press
“Take a child hunting, fishing or trapping.” Hunting and angling – when done right and informed by the best available science – are fair-chase pursuits of food and learning. Trapping is, at best, a financial net-zero activity that perpetuates cruelty, privatizes a public resource, and endangers the safety of people, companion animals and imperiled species.Read more >
Federal wildlife workers kill coyotes in Montana with an arsenal of lethal approaches. They shoot them from helicopters. They shoot them from airplanes. They employ leghold traps. They set snares. And they use M-44 devices that, once triggered, spray sodium cyanide into the carnivores’ mouths, where it mixes with moisture to form deadly cyanide gas.Read more >