Your weekly roundup of wildlife news from across the country
Wild stories from the Week:
Check out our new Wolverine Watchers album, which highlights some of the great photos of last year’s program: https://www.flickr.com/gp/defendersofwildlife/4f75o9
The new Executive Order could remove protections for wildlife while turning our waters over to the oil industry: http://dfnd.us/2qvpTud
Now that winter’s over, wildlife are migrating back to summer habitats: http://dfnd.us/2pF6IQw
This week marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season in Florida: http://dfnd.us/2pFlpTv
Our Defenders in Action
In North Carolina:
On Tuesday, May 2nd, we celebrated the Grand Opening of our new Southeast Regional office in Asheville, North Carolina. We had a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Chamber of Commerce, who we now have a membership with. The event celebrated our vital role in the community of Asheville and western North Carolina and highlighted the economic benefits of protecting wildlife for local businesses.
We have joined other conservation and Alaska Native groups this week and filed a lawsuit against President Trump, challenging his decision to jettison a permanent ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.