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Press Releases
Apr 13, 2021
WildEarth Guardians scores big protections for wildlife in New Mexico

Agreement with USDA’s Wildlife Services curbs killing of cougars, bears, and other native species

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #WildlandsForWildlife
Apr 5, 2021
Governor Lujan Grisham signs bill banning traps, snares, and poisons on New Mexico public lands

New law represents a monumental victory for native wildlife and public lands

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #TrapFreeNM, #WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 31, 2021
Court halts funding of unwarranted Colorado mountain lion and black bear cull

Final phase of lethal project halted

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove
Mar 26, 2021
Wolf-killing rancher loses bid to keep public land grazing permit

The rancher responsible for the brutal death of young Mexican gray wolf "Mia Tuk" lost his case this week against the Gila National Forest

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterGila, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 24, 2021
Rare Rio Grande fish passes first hurdle on path to recovery

Rio Grande shiner receives positive 90-day finding by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service following petition submitted by WildEarth Guardians

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RioGrande, #StopExtinction
Mar 19, 2021
Milestone moment for New Mexico’s animals

“Roxy’s Law” to ban traps, snares, and poisons on public lands passes the New Mexico House; advances to the desk of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #TrapFreeNM
Mar 18, 2021
USDA’s Wildlife Services continued its reckless slaughter of coyotes, bears, and wolves in 2020

While overall less native wildlife was killed by Wildlife Services in 2020, native carnivore killing remained rampant

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires, #ProtectWhatYouLove
Mar 15, 2021
Guardians congratulates Interior Secretary Deb Haaland

WildEarth Guardians celebrates this historic and momentous day when the U.S. Department of Interior finally has an Indigenous woman to lead the way

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#ClimateJustice, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Mar 14, 2021
Roxy’s Law takes one more step forward

Senate Bill 32, known as “Roxy’s Law,” passes House Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee making trap-free public lands in New Mexico one step closer to reality

Public Lands, Wildlife
#PressStatement, #TrapFreeNM
Mar 12, 2021
Growth of wild Mexican wolf population is welcome, but obstacles remain

Genetic issues, the border wall, trapping, and government missteps still impede true recovery

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterGila, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife