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Press Releases
Dec 1, 2020
Missing lynx: Feds’ refusal to prepare recovery plan challenged

Despite the Canada lynx’s designation as threatened in 2000, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has never prepared a recovery plan for the lynx

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Nov 30, 2020
Lawsuit filed to protect half of Washington’s bighorn sheep

Non-native domestic sheep grazing on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest puts bighorns at high risk

Public Lands, Wildlife
#PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 25, 2020
Outdoor recreationists encounter horrors during the first three weeks of trapping season

New Mexicans warned of gruesome sights and danger while on public lands over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the two-year anniversary of the death of “Roxy,” the dog who became the namesake for anti-trapping legislation

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #TrapFreeNM
Nov 24, 2020
Yellowstone grizzly bear and land managers should adopt stronger measures to prevent conflicts, protect people and bears

Importance of coexistence measures for grizzly bear management emphasized as the region strives toward full grizzly bear recovery

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Nov 19, 2020
Trump administration recycles slashing of sage-grouse protections

Move opens habitat to drilling, fracking, and development across nearly 80,000 square miles in seven western states

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction
Nov 9, 2020
Guardians, coalition launches challenge to federal wolf delisting

Environmental groups point to lack of scientific evidence showing wolf recovery

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Oct 30, 2020
New Mexico public lands at risk as trapping season begins

Private, commercial traps will be hidden across Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and State lands until mid-March

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #WildlandsForWildlife
Oct 29, 2020
Federal government throws wolves under the bus

Conservation groups will challenge Trump administration’s removal of endangered species protections for gray wolves across entire lower 48

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #StopExtinction
Oct 27, 2020
Historic agreement sets new model for managing national forests, path to recovery for threatened Mexican spotted owls

Agreement highlights the importance of a strong Endangered Species Act, strong National Environmental Policy Act, and the ability of citizens to hold their government accountable

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Oct 13, 2020
Judge Rejects Challenge to Critical Habitat for New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

“At worst…the disappearance of these important units of critical habitat designation could result in the irreversible extinction of the remaining Jumping Mouse populations,” says Judge.

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction