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The Latest On: Endangered Species Act

September 1, 2015 | Fact Sheet

Extinction & The Endangered Species Act

Leading scientists report that we face a mass extinction crisis, with extinction rates for earth’s species now at the highest point since the dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth 65 million years.

August 6, 2015 | Blog Post

Earth’s Oceans Are (Not) for the Birds

The world has lost 70 percent of its seabirds in the past 60 years, but as we mourn their loss, we must also come together to preserve the natural beauty that remains.

July 16, 2015 | Blog Post

New House Bill Blames Historic California Drought on Endangered Fish

A bill being considered in the House of Representatives places blame for the lack of water in California on protections for salmon and other imperiled species, such as the delta smelt. The reality is that an historic drought—not environmental protections—is causing water shortages in the West.

July 15, 2015 | Blog Post

Battle for the Wild: Confronting Idaho’s Controversial Wolf Management Practices

Isaac and Bjornen Babcock spent their year-long honeymoon in the central Idaho wilderness, documenting what it takes for wolf packs to survive and thrive. However, the greatest threat to wolves is not the natural challenges posed by long winters or food scarcity, but rather a controversial and secretive state-sponsored killing program.

July 7, 2015 | Report

Polling Memo: Poll Finds Overwhelming, Broad-Based Support for the Endangered Species Act Among Voters Nationwide

Tulchin Research conducted a scientific survey among a representative sample of 600 registered voters across the United States on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife and Earthjustice in order to assess attitudes about the Endangered Species Act. Our research finds a broad-based national consensus on the Endangered Species Act, with nine in ten voters backing the law and with support extending across the country, across all demographic groups, and across the political spectrum.

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