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Press Releases
Aug 31, 2022
New Colorado poll: Don’t trophy hunt or trap gray wolves

64% of Colorado voters across all political affiliations and geographic areas believe that trophy hunting of wolves should not be allowed

#PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Aug 5, 2022
Lawsuit challenges Washington’s failure to enact wolf management rules

Requirements for nonlethal measures sought for state endangered species

#DefendCarnivores, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Jul 19, 2022
Wildlife advocates, hunters, anglers challenge Helena National Forest’s scrapping of longstanding wildlife protections

U.S. Forest Service failed to conduct legally required analysis of the effects this decision would have on threatened grizzly bears, Canada lynx, and big game species including elk

Public Lands, Wildlife
Jul 18, 2022
Conservationists, wildlife advocates release “Colorado Wolf Restoration Plan”

Proposal is an alternative to Colorado Parks and Wildlife-led efforts focused on limiting and “managing” wolves

Jul 5, 2022
Federal court restores critical Endangered Species Act protections

Administration planned to keep harmful Trump era regulations in place for indeterminate period

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Jul 1, 2022
Lawsuit launched to challenge new federal rule that fails to recover Mexican gray wolves 

The new rule perpetuates many of the same flaws as its 2015 iteration which was overturned by federal courts in 2018

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Jun 30, 2022
New legal settlement protects coyotes, wolves in Idaho

Settlement gives Wildlife Services until the end of 2024 to complete a new environmental review of its activities on federal lands, blocking “preventative” killing of wolves and coyotes and placing a long-term moratorium on M-44 "cyanide bomb" use

#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife
Jun 28, 2022
Rural New Mexico County votes to stop funding federal wildlife-killing

Grant County commissioners voted against renewing a contract with Wildlife Services because the federal program ignored requirements within its last contract

#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement
Jun 7, 2022
Proposed ESA regulatory changes will help species impacted by climate change

WildEarth Guardians’ statement on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed ESA section 10(j) rulemaking

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
May 26, 2022
Court again forces feds to reconsider wolverine protections, this time using science

Wolverines are trapped on the merry-go-round of extinction and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs to put them on the path toward recovery

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction