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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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...
Alaska Legislature Takes Up Measure Urging Action on Long-Stalled Damages Claim
Fatalities More than Double; Red Tide Deaths Equal Combined 8 Year-Total
Pesticides and Genetically Engineered Crops on Refuge Lands Are Illegal and Damaging to the Environment
NOAA Admits Official Counts Significantly Underestimate True By-Catch Toll
Individual Parks Take Different Tacks in Response to Mounting Road-Kill
Toxic Well Flowback Pumped for Consumption by Wildlife and Livestock
Contract for Quick Limited Peer Review Designed to Give Illusion of Impartiality
Science Was Afterthought in Developing Preferred Alternatives for Wolf Recovery
Closed-Door Meetings Honed Plan to Strip Gray Wolf Endangered Species Status
With 23 Deaths So Far This Year, 2012 Could Become Deadliest on Record
With 19 Deaths So Far This Year, 2012 Could Become Deadliest on Record
Risk to Right Whale and other Threatened and Endangered Species Litigated
Unrelated Disclosures from 2007 and 2008 Dredged Up in Questionable Reprimand
With manatee numbers temporarily growing, Florida developers are waging an all-out campaign to undo the very protections that are credited with producing a modest rebound in the manatee population. With fewer than 4,000 in Florida waters, the manatee remains one of...
Every year an estimated 100,000 tourists participate in manatee swim-with programs that promote direct encounters in manatee lagoons. Studies indicate that approximately half of these human-manatee interactions constitute harassment, with tourists routinely observed...
The endangered Florida manatee has made only tenuous progress toward recovery, principally due to lawsuits. And that progress has been reversed in the last few years due to toxic algae and removal of protections. With a population hovering under 6000 animals,...