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Endangered Species Act.

A Very Special Bird for Michigan

Huron Pines | Posted 02.23.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

Photo: Gene McGarry The Kirtland's warbler is a conservation success story and one that exemplifies the positive impact of the Endangered Species Ac...

Affirming Our All-American Conservation Values Through the Endangered Species Act

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

After 40 important years of protecting America's wildlife for future generations, we find ourselves at a familiar crossroads, similar to where our leaders stood when they originally passed the ESA.

The Kirtland's Warbler--Tiny Bird. Big Pluck!

Huron Pines | Posted 02.16.2014 | Science
Huron Pines

By Joy Leisen, Special Projects Coordinator, Huron Pines Mystery, intrigue, tragedy, controversy, and even murder--the story of the Kirtland's warb...

A Monumental Time to Act

Michael Brune | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Although it would be wonderful if Congress were to come to its senses anytime soon, chances of that are slim. If we want any real progress on protecting public lands, then our best hope is the executive branch. And in fact, there's reason to be optimistic that the Obama administration might deliver.

Death of Yellowstone's Most Famous Wolf Is a Troubling Sign of Things to Come

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

With a gorgeous gray coat and fearless spirit, she was a true rock star from the wolf world. Sadly, a year ago this Friday, 832F crossed the invisible boundary of the national park, entering Wyoming, and was gunned down by a hunter.

Kate Sheppard

What Do Chevron And ALEC Have Against The Lesser Prairie Chicken? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The American Legislative Exchange Council and Chevron are teaming up to spread awareness of what they say is a serious threat to energ...

Wolves, Wilderness and Our Salvation

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

John Muir, ecologist extraordinaire, author and co-founder of the Sierra Club wrote: "The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wildernes...

A Wink and a Nod Won't Save a Declining Species

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Instead of fixating on what needs to be done to avoid a listing, the more relevant and legal question needs to be "What is necessary to conserve the species?"

Christina Wilkie

Group To Auction Black Rhino Hunting Permit To Save The Black Rhino | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas-based trophy hunting group, has announced plans to auction off a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino, ...

The Worst Kind of Government Waste: Promoting Climate Change

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

There is a lot of waste in government spending. It's just a fact we should deal honestly with. But here's where the conservatives get it all wrong: What is wasteful in government spending is when we directly subsidize huge corporate interests.

The Extraordinary Life Of Kamilo The Monk Seal (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

Kamilo is a 6-month-old Hawaiian monk seal, and what an eventful 6 months it has been. Last week, Kamilo made national headlines after biting two ...

Give Wolves a Chance

Caitlin Balch-Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Caitlin Balch-Burnett

What would it take to get wolves into Colorado? Yes, our state does have captive wolves at rehabilitation and education centers like Mission: Wolf. But I'm talking about wild wolves like the ones I've seen in Yellowstone National Park.

Gabriela Aoun

This Hawaiian Monk Seal Is In Time Out For Biting | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green

Kamilo the Hawaiian Monk Seal is in time out. Just like many preschoolers, it seems he confused biting with playing. His chosen playmates? Two tri...

Is It Legal To Sell Endangered Plants Online?

| John R. Platt | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green

From John R. Platt: (click here for original story) Did you know that it is often legal to buy and sell endangered species of plants through the m...

RFK Jr. Entangled In Odd Federal Violation

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

BARNSTABLE, Mass. — Two members of the Kennedy family who thought they were doing a good deed by freeing an entangled sea turtle actually violat...

Turn Control of Endangered Species Over to Whom?

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Giving the keys of endangered species management over to states, Florida or otherwise, is like putting a teenager in the driver's seat of a school bus. It's unnecessary, misguided and far too much could go wrong.

Protect African Lions by Starving the Lion Trade

Leda Huta | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Leda Huta

The United States is the world's largest importer of lion parts. Between 1999 and 2008, the United States imported 13,484 lion parts equal to at least 4,000 lions.

Captive Chimpanzees May Get New Protections

| Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

By John R. Platt: (click here for original article) A long-in-place loophole that exempted captive-bred chimpanzees from the full protections of t...

Political Meddling + Endangered Species Act = Trouble

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

When the Act is allowed to do its job, it's amazingly successful: 99 percent of the species under its care have been spared extinction (think: grizzly bears, gray whales and bald eagles) and hundreds are on the road to recovery.

Don't Pull the Plug on America's Wolves

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

No, wolves will never be as abundant as they once were across North America, and nobody expects that. But restoring them to just 5 percent of where they once lived, then calling it quits and hunting them down again by the thousands? That's just wrong.

This Earth Day, Be a Hero

Dina Khayal | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Dina Khayal

Despite the great progress that has been made since the first Earth Day, environmentalists still need your help and ongoing support to protect and preserve the planet, and its creatures. There are so many ways to get involved this Earth Day.

Lawmakers Push To Take Gray Wolf Off Endangered Species List

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green

More than 70 members of Congress wrote to the Obama administration last week requesting that the gray wolf be removed from the endangered species list...

Wolverines, Polar Bears Need Obama Administration's Help to Survive Climate Crisis

Shaye Wolf | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Shaye Wolf

What if your doctor diagnosed your grave sickness but then refused you medicine? That's basically what's happening to wildlife threatened by climate change.

The Endangered Species Act: Preserving Wildlife, Wonder and Our Natural Heritage for 40 Years

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Let's put politics aside, as they did 40 years ago, and recommit to a strong and successful Endangered Species Act that saves this nation's imperiled wildlife and plant heritage once and for all.

Slowly But Surely, African Lions Roaming Closer to ESA Protection

Jeffrey Flocken | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Flocken

Recently, African lions took one step closer to receiving much-needed protections from trophy hunters still eager to kill them despite their dwindling numbers. Of even greater importance is the fact that this announcement opens the door for everyone who loves big cats to take action.