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Press Releases
Jun 30, 2003
Actress Cate Blanchett Thanks Santa Fe-based Film Crew of “The Missing” with Gift to WildEarth Guardians

Actress Cate Blanchett, recently in town for the filming of the Ron Howard drama “The Missing,” made a substantial donation on behalf of the cast and crew of the movie to WildEarth Guardians

Rivers, Wildlife
Jun 12, 2003
Court Rules that the U.S. Government Must Conserve the Dying Rio Grande Ecosystem

A ruling from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that the U.S. government must consider all available sources of water when considering how to conserve the dying Rio Grande ecosystem and protect endangered fish and wildlife

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
Jun 12, 2003
Appellate Court Affirms Bureau of Reclamation’s Responsibility To Conserve Rio Grande Ecosystem

Conservation groups celebrate Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the U.S. government must consider all available sources of water to conserve the dying Rio Grande ecosystem and protect endangered fish and wildlife

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
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
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
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
Jan 21, 2001
Environmental groups file suit in federal court in New Mexico claiming that the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

FEMA should be required to take into account the environmental effects of their actions, just like every other federal agency.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
Apr 21, 2000
Diverting the Rio Grande – A WildEarth Guardians Report

Throughout the West, increasing the efficiency of irrigation is one of the most effective ways to ensure water is available for river habitat to enhance river flows and protect endangered species.

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ReviveTheRio
Jan 1, 2000
Streams are the arteries of life in the arid Southwest

These once biologically rich areas are in the “worst shape in history,” according to the EPA

Rivers
Jan 1, 2000
Vanishing Wildlife Dependent on the Southwest’s Arteries of Life

Devastated New Mexico rivers and streamside ecosystems

Rivers, Wildlife