Wildlife Protection

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

North Atlantic Right Whales

Collisions with ships and fishing gear threaten whale survival in our coastal waters

Grey Wolves

State and federal agencies abet rancher scapegoating of apex predator

Florida Panther

Padding towards extinction through habitat loss and a failure to protect

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

Double-Crested Cormorants

Cormorants / Proposed federal rules would allow more killing by states of fish-eating cormorants

Greater Sage Grouse

Habitat and nesting ground destruction threaten this iconic bird

Wildlife Slaughter

Government sanctioned slaughter of wildlife

Other Wildlife

Polar bears, wild horses, tortoises


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Speed Kills

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...

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Swim-With Harrassment

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...

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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,...

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