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Press Releases
May 17, 2022
Court rules federal agency wrongly withdrew bi-state sage grouse protections

Imperiled iconic dancing bird in California and Nevada again proposed for Endangered Species Act protection

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
May 14, 2022
Mexican gray wolf rule eliminates cap on population, restricts killing

New federal management rule still falls short on genetic diversity by rejecting science-based reforms

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
May 11, 2022
Anti-wildlife politicians demand removal of denning Mexican gray wolf family

The Seco Creek lobos are raising their young on the public lands of the Gila National Forest where wolves are native wildlife

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
May 3, 2022
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes protections for silverspot butterfly

Imperiled riparian resident of the Desert Southwest slated for listing under the Endangered Species Act

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Apr 28, 2022
Conservationists urge Congress to nix sage-grouse budget rider

Letter to legislators highlights alarming greater sage-grouse habitat loss and rangewide population decline of nearly 40% since 2002

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction
Apr 26, 2022
Groups secure agreement from feds to evaluate Southern Rockies for lynx critical habitat

Legal agreement institutes a hard, legally binding deadline of November 21, 2024 for USFWS to publish a lynx critical habitat rule proposal

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Apr 18, 2022
Appeals Court upholds habitat protections for New Mexico meadow jumping mouse

Habitat for endangered mouse has been devastated by livestock grazing, water mismanagement, drought, and fire

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Mar 31, 2022
Trapping ban goes into effect across New Mexico public lands

Wildlife advocates, outdoor recreationists, and public lands enthusiasts celebrate enactment of momentous law banning traps, snares, and poisons

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 30, 2022
Mexican gray wolves see a small boost in numbers but still teeter on the brink of extinction

Mexican gray wolf population count increases, but lobos are still among rarest species in the southwestern U.S.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #StopExtinction
Mar 23, 2022
USDA’s Wildlife Services slaughtered over 400,000 native species in 2021

Wildlife Services killed 64,131 coyotes, 24,687 beavers, 3,014 foxes, 605 bobcats, 433 black bears, 324 gray wolves, 200 cougars, and 6 endangered grizzly bears

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife