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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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,...
Latest Panther-on-Panther Deaths Reflect Shrinking Habitat for Territorial Cats
New IG Interviews This Week as Arctic Research Flounders in Uncertainty
Park Service Wins Legal Victory at Mojave of Which It Should Be Ashamed
First Steps in Opening Vast Big Cypress Addition Lands to Hunting and Trapping
Inspector General Concerns on Joint U.S.-Canadian Study Prove Groundless
Pending Kings Bay Manatee Refuge Long Overdue but May Be Too Little Too Late
IG Refuses to Identify Criminal Charge Rejected by Justice Department
Joint Study with Canadian Researchers Halted in Inspector General Probe
Top State Officials to Consider Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves at Meeting Today
Conservation Groups Launch Appeal to Win Critical Habitat for Endangered Cat
Fish & Wildlife Service Gives “Litigation Magnet” National Endangered Species Slot
Proposed Trail Network Poses Threat to Florida Panther and Other Protected Species
115 Manatee Deaths So Far in 2011; Emergency Safeguards Lapse in Mid-March
Fish & Game Contractors Cannot Evade Ban on Leg Snares and Other Inhumane Practices
Director Jarvis Waives National Management Policy Requiring Hunting Rules