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Savannah elephantOregon Board of Forestry Reverses Course, Will Develop Murrelet Protections

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City of Corpus Christi and 3 State Lawmakers Protest BLM Oil and Gas Lease Auction

Trumplandia: Utah Politician Who Opposes Public Lands Angles for Job Overseeing 247 Million Acres

Number of Species on Waiting List for Endangered Species Act Protection Drops to Lowest Level in History

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Standing Rock protestWater is life — and in North Dakota the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is leading an inspiring and historic battle to protect it by stopping the Dakota Access pipeline. The pipeline would carry almost 19 million gallons of dirty oil per day from North Dakota to Illinois, slashing through traditional indigenous lands, fragile wildlife habitat, sacred sites and the Missouri River. Led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a massive wave of grassroots opposition is building, with protests and civil disobedience temporarily halting plans. But construction is moving forward and scheduled to be completed soon. We need you in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and more than 150 tribal nations opposing the pipeline's construction. Please sign this letter now; we'll send it to President Obama and share it with tribal leaders.




CBDThe Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction. Learn more about the Center for Biological Diversity.


Hear the call of the wild? You're not alone. Our endangered species ringtones have been downloaded about 700,000 times in nearly 180 countries.


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Endangered Earth Online, Dec. 1, 2016

A Future Without Trophy Hunts for Leopards?


Generation Wild
Young people can make a difference too. Check out our Generation Wild website with tips on being a young conservationist, tools for taking action and a lot of fun stuff to read, do and see.

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Bald eagleOur Director's Statement on the Election of Trump
Executive Director Kierán Suckling, Nov. 9, 2016:
“In the face of Trump's disturbing authoritarianism, the Center for Biological Diversity today redoubles its commitment to upholding the rule of law and the right of all Americans to clean air, clean water, healthy forests, rivers and deserts, and thriving wildlife.

"Trump's vision is dark. Dangerous. His election shocks our deepest moral values. But we will regroup, reenergize and carry on the good fight to save life on Earth. We will win.”

Read the full statement, as well as our powerful election-week email to supporters.


Gray wolfRestoring the Gray Wolf
The Center is fighting hard to help all U.S. gray wolves get back the protections they need to recover in habitat across the country. Losing safeguards brings progress to a grinding halt.

Polar bearOp-eds and Cool New Features on Medium
Check out our latest hard-hitting opinion pieces, plus fun new series coming out biweekly, Save the Weirdos — a column exploring the coolest rare species that share our Earth — and Flotsam: #ecolists of the things we love.

Humpback whaleProtect America’s Oceans From Trump
Donald Trump could unleash a devastating new wave of offshore drilling and fracking along the California coast and in the Atlantic, the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico. Urge President Obama to permanently withdraw all unleased waters from the federal oil-leasing program. Take action.

Keep It in the GroundKeep It in the Ground
Ending new fossil fuel leasing on America's public lands and offshore areas would keep up to 450 billion tons of greenhouse gases from polluting our atmosphere, says a new study commissioned by the Center and Friends of the Earth. Take action.

Sea turtleNuestro Trabajo en México
Mexico hosts a stunning array of species, but too many are imperiled. The Center just opened an office in La Paz to help save sea turtles, vaquitas and other wildlife in trouble. Read about our Mexico work en español or in English.

Historic Agreement for 757 Species
So far more than 100 species have won protection following our historic 2011 settlement compelling the feds to make progress on safeguarding 757 of the country's most imperiled, least protected species. More species are nearing protection now.

Gray wolfPolitics of Extinction
Despite its success, the Endangered Species Act is under attack like never before. Congressional Republicans have launched a barrage of legislative assaults on endangered species in recent years, seeking to block, remove or weaken their protections. Read our report.

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