This month, Defenders helped score two major victories for protecting lynx in the Northern Rockies, paving the way for the recovery of this imperiled forest cat.
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This summer, Defenders’ Rocky Mountain Representative Jonathan Proctor helped move hundreds of prairie dogs in Wyoming from the edge of Thunder Basin National Grassland, where they were threatened with poisoning, to an interior section of the Grassland where they will be fully protected from poisoning and shooting. Proctor explains why prairie dogs are important in a recent story on New West about the Thunder Basin relocation project.
This September Etsy for Animals selected Defenders as its charity of choice and has been featuring handmade arts and crafts products inspired by one of our priority projects. First, they chose handiwork related to the Gulf oil spill, and now they’re bringing attention to endangered wolves in the Northern Rockies. Check out all their cool wolf stuff!
Endosulfan is a highly toxic pesticide that’s been used since the 1950s. The EPA recently took an important step to begin phasing it out, but the current proposal would allow the substance to remain in use for years.