WildEarth Guardians

A Force for Nature

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WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.


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—Wildlife, Public Lands, Rivers and Climate +Energy—bringing people, science, and the law together in defense of the American West.

Make Public Lands Cruelty-free

Trapping, poisoning, and aerial gunning (shooting animals from small airplanes or helicopters) are still rampant across our public lands. Help us put an end to the cruelty and danger.
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From the Guardians Gala to the Howling Affair and Treehugger Bash, celebrate the Wild at a Guardians event this year!

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WildEarth Guardians Press

Reforming expectations to save Western rivers

Santa Fe New Mexican | Feb 15, 2020

Recently, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt proposed an alternative to the highly controversial yet difficult-to-kill Gila River diversion project, which would dam and divert water from the last free-flowing river in New Mexico.

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All Guardians Op-Eds

The Joshua Tree is Us
Counter Punch | Nov 14, 2019
Spotted Owls and the National Christmas Tree
Counter Punch | Oct 23, 2019

Not on the candidates’ radar: The ‘sixth great extinction’

Roll Call | Feb 21, 2020

Democrats running for the White House are talking about climate change often and in detail, but they don’t have much to say about one of its most catastrophic outcomes: the rapid disappearance of plants and animals that scientists call the sixth great extinction.

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