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
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Topic Deemed “Not Appropriate” for Official and Outreach Education Programs
Park “Python Challenge” Participation Limited to a Few “Authorized Agents”
Inadequate Enforcement Unless Refuge Adopts Video Monitoring System
100,000 Sign Petition Seeking Permanent Protections for At-Risk Alaskan Waters
Publicity Stunt Not Expected to Reduce Exotic Snake Population in National Park
Eco-Effects of Sonar Arrays and Gunnery Unclear Even in Scaled Back Exercises
110,000+ Sign Petition as NPS Backtracks on Factors behind Ultra-Low Wolf Density
“Out-of-Hand” Disturbances, Enforcement Overwhelmed, Visitor Education Failing
Final Suit Rooting Genetically Engineered Crops and Related Practices from Refuges
End of “Swim-With” Programs, Plus Expansion of Habitat and Sanctuaries Sought
50% Increase over Prior Year; More Than a Third Females of Kitten-Bearing Age
New Grazing Data Center Documents Widespread Habitat Damage
Legal Bid to Save a Quarter-Million Aquatic Birds From Slaughter Across 24 States
Rulemaking Petition Urges EPA to Ban Surface Discharge of Fracking Fluids
Agency Sage Grouse Review Puts Thumb on Scale to Magnify Wild Horse and Burro Effects
State Should Repay Noncompliant Grants and Be Barred from Future Grants
Unprecedented Killing of Thousands of Double-Crested Cormorants on Sand Island
State Drops Reef Protections on Beach Projects; Call for Federal Intervention
Feds Consider No Alternates to Killing 43,000 Double-Crested Cormorants Annually
Lawsuit Launched Over BLM’s Failure to Report Threats to Desert Tortoise, Other Imperiled Species in California Deserts
FOR RELEASE: April 1, 2014 Media Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 SAN FRANCISCO— Environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Bureau of Land Management today for failing for seven years to report impacts to the desert tortoise and similarly...