Conservation

Bighorn sheep photo by Tim Rains (NPS)

2 [Congressional] New Year’s Resolutions for Our Animal Family

In our own lives, the new year often comes with a to-do list. Whether it’s filing financial paperwork or setting goals for the year ahead like going to the gym …

Polar bear and cub

2018 Wildlife Conservation Priorities Poll

As 2018 begins, we are mounting campaigns to address the imminent challenges facing countless wildlife—from hummingbirds in backyard gardens to polar bears roaming the Arctic Circle. Please weigh in by …

Scientists Call Attention to Biodiversity Zone

In a letter released today, 27 leading U.S. scientists called on the EU to implement safeguards on the EU’s new Renewable Energy Directive to ensure that biomass sourcing from forests …

Climate Disruption Lit “Bomb Cyclone” Fuse

From Florida to Maine, the East Coast is being hit by a “Bomb Cyclone” – an ordinary winter storm that experienced explosive strengthening over warm Atlantic waters. It comes during …

Diversity is a Conservation Issue

The first year or so I was a Steelheader member, I was consumed with simply learning how to fish. I was wholly focused on catching my first Buoy 10 salmon, …

Roseate spoonbill

Helping Wildlife With a Carbon Price

The images from 2017’s intense hurricane season are unforgettable, and what they show is devastating: Loss of life. Destruction of property. Many of us were deeply moved as we watched …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress Failed Arctic Wildlife

Yesterday, a majority in Congress voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Coastal Plain to mandated oil and gas drilling. This is a spectacular but fragile ecosystem, a place …

Clean Power Plan Repeal and Replace Scheme Threatens Wildlife

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is at it again with a plan to gut America’s first ever federal measure to protect wildlife from the dangers of climate …

How Communities Helped Wildlife in 2017

It has not been the best year for wildlife or conservation. But conservationists are still fighting and we have had some victories in 2017. Communities have been coming together to …

moose

A Silver Lining for Conservationists in 2017 — We’re Winning The War of Ideas

It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for conservation. The Paris Climate Agreement had two out of three remaining holdouts, Syria and Nicaragua, sign the accord — leaving the U.S. …

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