WildEarth Guardians

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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.

Support a nationwide ban on wildlife killing contests

Wildlife killing contests are barbaric and reprehensible. Help us put an end to these contests nationwide. Sign our petition today!
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Grazing permit retirement makes sense for the Gila

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Guardians' Virtual Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person events are canceled until further notice. Though physically separate, we remain committed to the Guardians community and sharing our work though virtual events. Please join us.
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WildEarth Guardians Press

Bear baiting exploits vulnerable bruins

Jackson Hole News and Guide | Apr 8, 2020

The bear is a fundamental part of our national story and, for many of us, our personal story as well. A human being is nothing if not a collection of stories. When we protect these worthy animals we are, in a sense, really protecting ourselves.

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Environmental Protection Rollbacks

KUNM | Apr 7, 2020

Episode about companies and federal officials squeezing through changes to environmental regulation, oil and gas leases, and laws about anti-pipeline demonstrators while the nation's been focused on the pandemic.

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