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Tag along with Dr. Jennie Miller, our Senior Scientist with the Center for Conservation Innovation, as she heads to the Hill to speak to members of the House of Representatives about the IPBES Global Assessment report and the biodiversity crisis.
Where is the U.S.-Mexico #borderwall being built right now, and what exactly is it made of? Our Center for Conservation Innovation is creating and updating spatial datasets as well as regularly keeping tabs on the chaos that surrounds the wall. All in our efforts to best inform conservation management practices on the border and hone in on protecting critical wildlife corridors and habitat that exist along this magnificent and biodiverse region. Click the link in our bio to follow the story.
The U.S. Forest Service plans to eliminate protections for black-tailed prairie dogs on the Thunder Basin National Grassland. The stakes are high because this species is so important for maintaining healthy grasslands in the Great Plains. Click the link in our bio to learn why this is happening and what you can do to help protect this keystone species!
It's #EndangeredSpeciesDay! Protecting the future of wildlife has never been more critical as 1 million species face the threat of #extinction within the next few decades. Extinction is forever, but endangered means we still have time, so we must act now. Be a part of the movement that is making a difference for threatened and endangered species every day! Click the link in our bio to join the fight!
Ride along as Pam Flick, our Senior California Representative, heads to Los Angeles for the California Fish and Game Commission Hearing to testify on behalf of gray wolves, bumblebees, and the San Bernardino kangaroo rat, and to advocate for habitat conservation funding.
The current impacts of climate change on species are varied, many, and frightening to consider. Almost half (47%) of threatened terrestrial mammals, excluding bats, and a quarter (23%) of threatened birds are already being affected. We must do more to conserve and restore the species and ecosystems that need our help, like taking action to address the threat of climate change. The new bill, Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act, has been introduced to do just that. Click the link in our bio to learn more!
One million species are facing extinction according to a new U.N. report. Humans have altered 75% of the world’s land area, destroying critical habitat for wildlife. Since 1980, plastic pollution has increased tenfold and up to 400 million tons of industrial waste are dumped into the world's waters every year. But it's not too late to reverse this trend towards extinction. Be a part of the global movement to protect threatened and endangered wildlife this #EndangeredSpeciesDay! Extinction is forever, endangered means we still have time. Click the link in our bio to take the pledge to protect wildlife & share it with family and friends! #WildlifeWednesday
Looking to take your wildlife activism to the next level? We're seeking volunteers in the Oregon area who have a passion for wildlife and desire to contribute to scientific research by helping to maintain trail cameras in the forest. Click the link in our bio to check out the full video and to sign up to learn more about this program with Cascadia Wild! And don’t forget follow us every #TrailCamTuesday to check out images from our community scientist program and others!
It's #WorldMigratoryBirdDay! From peregrine falcons to ruby-throated hummingbirds, migratory birds are celebrated today for their unique contribution to biodiversity and ability to connect people with nature. We must also remember to celebrate the most important law protecting them in the United States - the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Click the link in our bio to read more!
Follow our Northwest Representative Robb Krehbiel as he works in the community to build and fund orca rain gardens in Tacoma, Washington.
We are now more than 25,000 wildlife defenders strong! Thank you for your continued support and fierce dedication in helping us defend and protect imperiled species and wild places across the country! We couldn't do it without each and every one of you! Let's keep up the fight to #StopExtinction!
The U.S. Forest Service wants to allow for more prairie dog poisoning and shooting in Wyoming's Thunder Basin National Grassland. We urgently need your help to protect this keystone species. Speak up for prairie dogs and demand this plan be stopped! Click the link in our bio to help save them!
The United Nations has unveiled a devastating prognosis for the fate of the Earth. Their report further highlights the dire need to defend our bedrock environmental laws like the Endangered Species Act. We stand to lose 1,000,000 species worldwide, many within just a few decades, and more than ever before in human history. Click the link in our bio to follow the story.