Posts Tagged: wildlife

Death by One Thousand Cuts: How the Trump Administration Is Using Rulemaking to Kill the Endangered Species Act »

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been remarkably successful in preventing the extinction of species. Only one percent of the more than 1,800 species listed in the United States as endangered or threatened have been declared extinct after receiving the protections of the Act and many speciesare on the path to recovery. But despite significant efforts to prevent extinction, the… Read more »

Eliminating Critical Protections »

President Trump’s National Park Service Proposes to Abandon Federal Wildlife Management on Alaska’s Preserves On May 22, the Trump administration proposed removing existing National Park Service (NPS) hunting regulations on national preserves in Alaska and defer instead to whatever the state’s hunting regulations may be for these federal lands and waters. The stated reason for… Read more »

Our Blue Planet »

“My ocean.” That’s what one of my professors from college had on his license plate. That’s what he taught; that even in the middle of upstate New York, even in Kansas and Germany and Paraguay and Chad, people should care about the ocean. It’s your ocean. You have the power to keep it clean and protect its… Read more »

Black-footed ferret, © Kylie Paul/Defenders

Endangered Species Day »

It’s Endangered Species Day! A day that is both somber and, at the same time, celebratory. Defenders has a long history (71 years!) of protecting North America’s native wildlife. Founded in 1947, Defenders has been focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity from the beginning. We believe in the inherent… Read more »