End the War on Wildlife
America’s public lands should be a safe haven for
native wildlife.But they’re not. Instead a federal agency kills
millions each year with taxpayer money. We aim to change. In support of this
campaign, this week we launched a new website to End the War on Wildlife. Check
out our new website here along with our new video, and share both with your friends.
Rally to Stop Chaco Fracking
January, over 150 gathered from across the New Mexico and Colorado to demand the
Bureau of Land Management cancel their upcoming January 25 online oil and gas lease sale which
threatens an additional 843 acres of public land with fracking in Greater Chaco.
We will continue to be a leader in protecting the sacred by calling on
lawmakers to stop giving away precious lands to the oil and gas industry.
Santa Fe Forest Safe Again
Off-road vehicle advocates
failed again in their attempt to open up more of the Santa Fe National Forest
to motor vehicles. The U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
tossed their second lawsuit attacking the Santa Fe National Forest travel plan.
WildEarth Guardians intervened in the lawsuit to help ensure the travel plan –
which protected wildlife, water quality and quiet recreation from unregulated
motor vehicle use on the forest – stayed in force.
Yellowstone Grizzly Science Film
Leading scientists agree: grizzly bears in the Greater
Yellowstone Ecosystem face an onslaught of threats from the impacts of
climate change on their food sources and habitat, isolation from
neighboring grizzly bear subpopulations, and the impending crosshairs of
trophy hunters if their federal Endangered Species Act protections are
prematurely removed. Check out this new film
by acclaimed filmmakers Anthony Birkholz and Marni Walsh outlining
leading scientists' concerns on the government’s proposal to strip
Yellowstone’s grizzlies of vital protections.
Slider Photo credits: Fajada Butte—adobestock. bald eagle—adobestock. prairie chicken—adobestock. Thumbprint photos: End the War on Wildlife meme wolf—Ray Rafiti. Chaco BLM rally—WildEarth Guardians. dirt bike—USDA. Keep Grizzlies Protect youtube video—Anthony Birkholz and Marni Walsh.
- Telluride Mountainfilm is coming to Santa Fe February 12 at the Lensic.
- Our annual Howling Affair happens in Denver on May 5.
- Save the date for Guardians membership meeting in Santa Fe on June 6.
- Mark your calendar for our Santa Fe Guardians Gala on October 6.
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