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Grizzlies Adapt to a Changing Environment and Prosper!

Forty-two years after grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has decided that the Yellowstone grizzly … Read more

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Bald Eagles Soaring After Recovery

This Fourth of July marks the 12th year since the bald eagle glided off the endangered species list. Today, eagles soar in ever higher numbers and across all states, except … Read more

Give Sage-grouse a Home on the Range — Not in a Cage

Sagebrush — that’s just the scrubby vegetation you have to drive through to get to the pretty pine trees and the mountains, right? Who cares what happens to it? Well, … Read more

Which Endangered Species Are You?

We want to  recognize the great work that has been accomplished using the Endangered Species Act (ESA), enacted by Congress in December of 1973. To celebrate the passage of this key piece … Read more

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Recovering America’s Wildlife

Many wildlife species across America are in decline. Today, one third of bird species in North America are in need of urgent conservation action, over 40 percent of freshwater fish … Read more

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President Obama’s Wildlife Conservation Wins

American presidents have incredible power to shape the conservation movement – from Theodore Roosevelt, who established the national parks system, to Richard Nixon, who created the Environmental Protection Agency. After … Read more

Red Wolves: an Endangered Species in Peril

Near the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the heart of the five county Albemarle Peninsula, there is a federal wildlife refuge called Alligator River. With more than 152,000 square … Read more

California Drought Spurs Dangerous Attack on Endangered Species Act

Right now, all anyone can talk about in California is the drought. Our snowpack is at 12 percent of normal levels, our reservoirs resemble drained bathtubs, and our rivers are … Read more

40 Years of Success Protecting Endangered Species & Other Wildlife in Our Backyards

2013 is the 40th anniversary of two important moments in wildlife conservation history.  In 1973, Congress enacted and President Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act.  The ESA has … Read more

Symbol of Success: America’s Bald Eagle and the Endangered Species Act

The most iconic of Endangered Species Act success stories is the recovery of the bald eagle, our national symbol. Magnificent in stature and beautiful to behold, the bald eagle very … Read more