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Red wolfPetition Filed With U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeking Updated Recovery Plan for Red Wolf

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Public Lands and Endangered Species Foe, Expected Pick to Head Interior Department

Oil Company Applies for First New Offshore Fracking Permit in California

Rep. Bishop’s True Intentions Revealed: Invalidate Endangered Species Act

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Donald Trump could unleash a devastating new wave of offshore drilling and fracking along the California coast and in the Atlantic, the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico. Urge President Obama to permanently withdraw all unleased waters from the federal oil-leasing program. Take action.



CBDThe Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction. Learn more about the Center for Biological Diversity.


Hear the call of the wild? You're not alone. Our endangered species ringtones have been downloaded about 700,000 times in nearly 180 countries.


Flags at Oceti Sakowin Camp

Endangered Earth Online, Dec. 8, 2016

A Victory at Standing Rock


Generation Wild
Young people can make a difference too. Check out our Generation Wild website with tips on being a young conservationist, tools for taking action and a lot of fun stuff to read, do and see.

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Bald eagleTRUMP ACTION TOOLKIT: Ready to Fight Trump? Start here.
With President Trump in the White House, people power will be more important than ever. That’s where you come in. When people rise up and speak with one voice, our power multiplies, and with it our ability to enact change. Trump will be a disaster for our planet, wildlife and the civil rights of people across the country. So the Center launched this Trump Action Toolkit as a fast and easy way to stand up for what’s right. Start by signing our pledge of resistance against Trump’s radical assault on America’s democracy, civil rights and environment — and learn other ways to join our ranks against the destruction to come. The fight is on.


Gray wolfRestoring the Gray Wolf
The Center is fighting hard to help all U.S. gray wolves get back the protections they need to recover in habitat across the country. Losing safeguards brings progress to a grinding halt.

Polar bearOp-eds and Cool New Features on Medium
Check out our latest hard-hitting opinion pieces, plus fun new series coming out biweekly, Save the Weirdos — a column exploring the coolest rare species that share our Earth — and Flotsam: #ecolists of the things we love.

Keep It in the GroundKeep It in the Ground
Ending new fossil fuel leasing on America's public lands and offshore areas would keep up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gases from polluting our atmosphere, says a new study commissioned by the Center and Friends of the Earth. Take action.

Sea turtleNuestro Trabajo en México
Mexico hosts a stunning array of species, but too many are imperiled. The Center just opened an office in La Paz to help save sea turtles, vaquitas and other wildlife in trouble. Read about our Mexico work en español or in English.

Historic Agreement for 757 Species
So far more than 100 species have won protection following our historic 2011 settlement compelling the feds to make progress on safeguarding 757 of the country's most imperiled, least protected species. More species are nearing protection now.

Gray wolfPolitics of Extinction
Despite its success, the Endangered Species Act is under attack like never before. Congressional Republicans have launched a barrage of legislative assaults on endangered species in recent years, seeking to block, remove or weaken their protections. Read our report.

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