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February 2, 2015 | Feature

Infographic: Wolves Keep Yellowstone in the Balance

In the 1920s, government policy allowed the extermination of Yellowstone’s gray wolf—the apex predator—triggering an ecosystem collapse known as trophic cascade. In 1995—through use of the Endangered Species Act—the conservation community reintroduced the gray wolf to restore balance. The impact is dramatic.

January 29, 2015 | Feature

Timeline: Wolves in Danger

Explore the history of the northern Rocky gray wolves, beginning in the 1930s when their numbers were decimated after years of persecution, through their successful reintroduction in the 1990s, to current day's first legal wolf hunts in the northern Rockies in nearly a century.

December 3, 2013 | Feature

Voyaging Back From an Age of Extinction

Steller’s sea cow was the first to disappear after a voyage of discovery accelerated a wave of extinction in North America. The tiny palila bird was the first to benefit from Earthjustice’s use of a law passed to end the extinctions.

March 18, 2015 | Blog Post

New York State’s Imperiled Six

Earthjustice has submitted comments urging the NY Department of Environmental Conservation to place these six species on New York's list of endangered and threatened species.

March 6, 2015 | Blog Post

The Wolf: Man’s Best, and Oldest, Friend

New research has found that our relationship with wolves may go back further than previously thought—and could have been the impetus that allowed the first humans to spread across the world.

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