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Demand More Public Hearings for Wolves!

Gray Wolf, (c) Joan PoorThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) chose to ignore America’s plea to halt the proposed delisting of nearly all gray wolves in the Lower 48. Now they're trying to ignore you, holding just three hearings for an issue of national interest. Demand more public hearings for wolves!

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Bison Arrive at Fort Belknap!

(c) Graham McGeorgeWith a long wait over and the legal challenges past, we're finally helping relocate more bison onto tribal lands. Just a few weeks ago, 34 bison arrived at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation in Montana. These were the first bison to set foot on the reservation in a century. This is another important step toward restoring these iconic creatures to the Great Plains.

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A Victory for Endangered Atlantic Right Whales

Entanglement in fishing lines poses a serious danger to endangered whales in the Atlantic. Now, thanks to our battle in court, the National Marine Fisheries Service has to officially address this threat!
Right Whale, (c) MMC
Sea Turtle Comeback at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge!

Our Florida team recently accompanied wildlife biologists on a trip to survey nesting sea turtles at Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. It was wonderful to see that endangered green sea turtles are having a record-breaking year!
Sea Turtle, (c) Matthew Potenski
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The Truth About the Texas Lizard "Conservation" Plan

Learn moreThis imperiled lizard lives in Texas oil country – and its only protection is a conservation plan between Texas and FWS that doesn’t describe how they’d be keeping the lizard safe. We took a closer look at what’s happening in the dunes sagebrush lizard’s habitat, and you won’t believe what we found.

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The Red Wolf

Red Wolf, (c)FWSRed wolves may only have a dusting of cinnamon color atop their brownish black coats, but they still stand out as one of America's most imperiled carnivores. Learn More »
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