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Press Releases
Jul 7, 2020
Gunnison Sage-Grouse in Dire Straits as Population Numbers Continue to Decline

The imperiled bird’s three-year running average count has hit a historic low, with fewer than 1,600 birds remaining in 2020

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction
Jul 7, 2020
Nevada Court Protects Bi-State Sage-Grouse from Off-Road Vehicles

The Bi-State sage-grouse population is isolated from all other sage-grouse populations in a unique area in the Mono Basin along the California-Nevada border

Public Lands, Wildlife
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jul 2, 2020
Wildlife Groups File Lawsuit to Protect Canadian Lynx Habitat

Federal government ignored court order in failing to designate Southern Rockies lynx critical habitat

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct
Jun 26, 2020
Washington Commission Rejects Petition for New Rules to Prevent Wolf Killing, Conflicts

Washington has killed 31 state-endangered wolves since 2012, relying on a protocol that skews heavily toward lethal and ineffective outcomes

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement
Jun 18, 2020
Grant County, NM moves towards ethical and scientific wildlife management

USDA “Wildlife Services” will no longer use poisons and will prioritize non-lethal methods in the county

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife
Jun 17, 2020
Lawsuit Launched Challenging Endangered Species Act Denial for Imperiled Bi-state Sage Grouse

Declining Populations in California, Nevada Face Imminent Threats

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction
Jun 17, 2020
Wildlife Advocates Sue Forest Service Over Rising Wolf Body Count in Washington

Twenty-six wolves killed—including the Profanity Peak Pack—due to agency’s continued preferential treatment for livestock grazing over coexistence with wildlife

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jun 15, 2020
Over 40,000 people weigh in on Mexican gray wolves

60-day public comment period ends with outpouring of support for wolf recovery

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterGila, #StopExtinction
Jun 5, 2020
Guardians Vows to Confront Injustice of Latest Trump Administration Environmental, Health Rollbacks

Under Guise of COVID-19 Health Emergency, Trump Orders Suspension of Environmental Reviews, Protection of Endangered Species

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#AJustTransition, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #ProtectWhatYouLove
Jun 2, 2020
Petitions Filed to Defend Rare New Mexico Plants Threatened by Fracking

Guardians Seeks Endangered Species Act Protections for Clover’s Cactus and Aztec Gilia

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife