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In a migration that takes at least four generations to complete, monarch butterflies make their way 2,500 miles across North America from Mexico to Canada. (Lisa Brown / CC BY-NC 2.0)
Press Release May 22, 2023

Half-Earth Resolution Reintroduced to Safeguard Biodiversity

Congressman Beyer’s resolution highlights the need to increase species and habitat protections

Grizzly 399 and three of her cubs walk down Pilgrim Creek Road in Grand Teton National Park.
(Courtesy of Tom Mangelsen)
From the Experts May 17, 2023

The Endangered Species Act at 50

We must not only protect and restore the Endangered Species Act, but ensure strong implementation for its next 50 years.

Press Release May 16, 2023

Fishing and Conservation Groups Sue PG&E over Harms to Salmon and Steelhead on Eel River

Groups take legal action to reduce lethal impacts on imperiled fish from utility’s operation of outdated hydroelectric Potter Valley Project dams

Document May 16, 2023

Friends of the Eel River et al. v. Pacific Gas and Electric Company Complaint

Friends of the Eel River, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Institute for Fisheries Resources, California Trout, and Trout Unlimited bring this action pursuant to Section 11(g) of the Endangered Species Act against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for causing the illegal “take” of threatened California Coastal Chinook salmon and Northern California steelhead trout in the Eel River watershed.

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. (BLM)
Article April 27, 2023

A Monumental Win for Birds, Butterflies, and Other Imperiled Wildlife

A legal victory means Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will remain protected from destructive commercial logging.

An industrial shellfish dredge boat with a trailing plume of churned-up sediment in Oyster Bay Harbor, which includes portions of the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  (Eric Gulbransen / North Oyster Bay Baymen’s Association)
Press Release April 26, 2023

Shellfish Harvesters and Conservationists Challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Refusal to Oversee Industrial Shellfish Dredging in Long Island Refuge

Lawsuit takes aim at agency’s long-term failure to examine whether industrial shellfish dredging conflicts with Refuge’s wildlife-protection purposes

A turtle swims offshore of Kahekili Beach Park, Maui, Hawaiʻi. (Courtesy of Don McLeish)
Press Release April 18, 2023

Attacks on the Endangered Species Act Continue With House Consideration of Wildlife Bills

Proposals seek to weaken species protections on behalf of special interests

Red knots, ruddy turnstones, dunlin and semipalmated sandpipers coming through the Delaware Bay near Fortescue, New Jersey, on May 23, 2022.
(Aristide Economopoulos for Earthjustice)
Article November 30, 2022

What a Shorebird Can Teach Us About the Biodiversity Crisis

Throughout the animal kingdom, increasing pressures from industry are putting endangered or threatened species like the red knot at risk.

Press Release October 13, 2022

100 Scientists Call on Biden Administration to Save Dwindling Whale in Gulf of Mexico

Leading scientists alarmed of U.S. risk for first human-caused extinction of a great whale species

Press Release August 4, 2022

Parties Ask Court to Extend Stay in Legal Fight for Endangered Snake River Salmon

Urgent action is needed to restore salmon and other native fish populations

First light strikes the summit of Mount Moran, painting the sky orange as a female grizzly wades a shallow bend in the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
(Photo courtesy of Thomas D. Mangelsen)
feature April 4, 2022

What is the Biodiversity Crisis?

Nearly 40% all species may face extinction by the end of this century. Here’s how we can save them.

Manatees need seagrasses to survive, but pollution that sparks algae outbreaks is shading out the grasses, leaving the sea cows with nothing to eat.
(atrese / Getty Images)
Press Release December 20, 2021

Groups File Legal Action to Protect Manatees from Water Pollution

Manatees starved to death because unchecked pollution killed seagrass

Press Release December 20, 2021

Tras Muertes de Manatíes Por Hambre, Ambientalistas Anuncian Acción Legal

La contaminación descontrolada del agua eliminó pastos marinos

Press Release October 22, 2021

Earthjustice Statement on Martha Williams’ Nomination for Fish & Wildlife Service Director

The Biden administration has nominated Martha Williams as the new Fish & Wildlife Service Director

Press Release October 21, 2021

Snake River: Conservation & Fishing Groups Agree to Pause Litigation, Discuss Long-Term, Comprehensive Solution to Aid Struggling Salmon

Federal agencies agree to stop-gap measures for dam operations in 2022

A Native American community member places a hand on the Red Road totem pole during a tour stop at Greater Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico.
(Wingspan Media & Te Maia Wiki)
Article July 31, 2021

Indigenous Heritage Sites Are at Risk of Destruction. Biden Can Change That.

A historic totem pole journey builds pressure on the Biden administration to fulfill promises made to the first peoples of America’s lands and waters.

Oceanic whitetip shark
(Kaikea Nakachi)
Article July 27, 2021

A Small Victory for a Dwindling Species: Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

Thanks in part to this lawsuit, whitetip sharks will have a better chance of survival if they get accidentally caught in fishing gear.

From the Experts July 23, 2021

How the Courts Are Keeping Salmon Alive

The fish are in crisis. We’ve asked a court to order critical stop-gap measures to keep them from going extinct.