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Press Releases
Oct 18, 2021
Endangered status removed from imperiled Colorado River fish

Crisis looms large for the basin due to climate change and unsustainable use

Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Oct 6, 2021
Biden administration defends Wildlife Services’ killing of eight wolf pups in Idaho

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack rejected conservation groups' request to stop Wildlife Services from slaughtering weeks-old wolves on public lands

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Sep 28, 2021
Peñasco least chipmunk proposed for Endangered Species Act protections

Rare resident of New Mexico’s high country—an indicator of failing ecosystem health—impacted by climate change and habitat loss

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 22, 2021
WildEarth Guardians scores groundbreaking legal win for the Joshua tree

Court rules that the federal government cannot ignore impact of climate change on iconic—and imperiled—Joshua trees

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 16, 2021
Wildlife disservice in New Mexico: Federal wildlife killing program intends to continue slaughter of native species

USDA-Wildlife Services plans to continue use of traps and poisons and leaves open the possibility of killing wild animals in wilderness

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 15, 2021
Montana puts Yellowstone wolves in the crosshairs

Wolf hunting season opens today in Montana as state eliminated any cap on the number of wolves that can be killed in zones bordering Yellowstone National Park

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Sep 15, 2021
Wolves in Western U.S. one step closer to Endangered Species protection

Draconian new wolf-killing regulations in Montana and Idaho force U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to review status of gray wolves

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 8, 2021
Climate change threatens recovery of endangered Colorado River fish

WildEarth Guardians and allies oppose stripping endangered status from razorback sucker

Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 2, 2021
Good news for Willamette River Chinook salmon and winter steelhead

Judge issues injunction requiring immediate actions at U.S. Army Corps dams to save Willamette River Chinook salmon and winter steelhead

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Sep 1, 2021
Bureau of Land Management grazing decision endangers Colorado bighorn sheep herds

Imperiled Gunnison sage-grouse also at risk

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