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Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate

Press Releases
Jan 1, 2003
The Rio Grande silvery minnow was once one of the most common species in the Rio Grande

The species has been extirpated from more than 95% of its historical range and today occurs only in 170 mile stretch of the river in the Middle Rio Grande Valley.

Rivers
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
Dec 20, 2002
Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Endangered Wildlife Threatened By Proposed Oil and Gas Development

WildEarth Guardians tells BLM: Permanently prohibit all oil and gas development to protect the habitat of endangered fish and wildlife on the Refuge

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Dec 9, 2002
Petition to BLM Seeking Protection Of 343,000 acres of Habitat for Lesser Prairie-Chicken

A bi-partisan coalition of conservation and animal rights groups, led by WildEarth Guardians, today petitioned the New Mexico Bureau of Land Management

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Oct 1, 2002
Environmental Groups Criticize Runaway Oil and Gas Development as Harmful to Wildlife and Air Quality

Environmental groups were highly critical of the Farmington BLM draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for ignoring wildlife in oil and gas development plans

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#KeepItInTheGround
Sep 24, 2002
Soaptree Yucca and Aplomados – Chihuahuan Desert

Livestock grazing poses a significant threat to the value of yucca for falcon nesting and for prey habitat. Recent research has found that falcons in the Chihuahuan desert primarily nest in yucca and that cattle may harm yucca caudices.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Apr 29, 2002
Endangered Species Act Under Fire: Controversies, Science, Values & the Law

Despite opportunities for ecosystem-wide protection measures and early intervention before crisis, these opportunities were foregone.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Feb 10, 2002
Settlement – FEMA to prepare and submit a biological assessment (BA) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

FEMA to prepare and submit a biological assessment (BA) of NFIP on species and designated critical habitat through the Rio Grande, San Juan River and other rivers throughout New Mexico.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Jun 1, 2001
A Point-By-Point Response to Criticisms Alleged by Jose Varela Lopez concerning the status, origins and effects of the Santa Fe

The primary opposition to the Santa Fe River Preserve has been generated by a handful of individuals who have made allegations that are responded to below.

Rivers
Jun 1, 2001
Endangered Species Campaign: Protecting Species on the Brink

Pushing for Better Enforcement of the ESA - Native animals and plants continue to decline as ecosystems crumble under the weight of far too much oil and gas exploration.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Jan 22, 2001
Environmental Groups File Suit to Halt Development in Rio Grande and San Juan River Floodplains

Environmental groups claim that uncontrolled development of floodplains along the Rio Grande and San Juan River is harming endangered fish and wildlife

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct