Keeping America’s Wildlife Protected
Wildlife are constantly under threat from climate change, habitat destruction, hunting and fishing, as well as mismanagement. PEER works with public employees to identify areas of concern and protect wildlife, in many cases from the actions of public agencies.
Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles
The Kemp’s ridley sea turtle is the rarest species of sea turtle and is critically endangered.
Pesticides threaten bees and other pollinators which sustain flowering plants and our food supply
Louisiana Black Bears
In danger of extinction, the court battle rages on
During the past dozen years, the endangered Florida manatee has made only tenuous progress toward recovery
Cormorants / Proposed federal rules would allow more killing by states of fish-eating cormorants
NEWS FROM PEER
Park Service & NOAA Shrink Sea Turtle Recovery Capacity as Need Spikes
Redefining “habitats” makes it much harder for federal agencies to protect endangered aquatic species in an age of warming oceans.
Fewer than 500 “Teddy Bears” May Exist as Recovery Efforts Falter
PEER and 70 Conservation Organizations, Representing 16 Million Americans, Endorse Colorado Wolf Restoration
PEER and 70 conservation organizations have endorsed the concept of the restoration of the gray wolf to Colorado, which is called for by Proposition 114.
Park Service Cuts Green Turtle Program Just as Need for Protection Spikes
Eliminating Targeted Surveys Hampers Ability to Spot Whales in Distress
International recognized Turtle Science and Recovery Program helps rescue loggerhead and green sea turtles but is being threatened by cuts to program funding.
NOAA’s Past Accommodations of Lobster Industry Come Back to Bite It
Hatchling Releases, Stranding Response, and Research Cut at Padre Island
Permits Would Quintuple Double-Crested Cormorant Kills to 123,000 Yearly
As the North Atlantic right whale careens toward extinction, NOAA leaders refuse to act on the findings of the agency’s own scientists to protect them.
Scientists Ignored as Agency Delays Entanglement and Ship Strike Relief
The IUCN has uplisted the North Atlantic right whales from endangered to critically endangered which means is it “facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.”
Pollinators are collapsing around the world and even more so in the United States. What we are witnessing is an “insect apocalypse.”
Inspector General Wants FWS Retirees to Name Those Who Complained
Trump is stripping protections of our public lands off the New England coast, a critical conservation area for endangered North Atlantic right whale.
When USDA’s research arm tried to stifle his research on the effects of pesticides on honey bees and the environment, Jonathan Lundgren fought back with PEER’s help.
Rare Battle Over Ethics And Legality Of Agency Press Release
With roughly 40 percent of insect life threatened with extinction over the coming decades, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to gamble by keeping powerful insecticides that Europe has banned, registered in the United States.
Press Release on Migratory Bird Kill Rule Resembles a Campaign Screed