01 Jan '16, 4am

Endangered Earth: Thank You for a Historic Year -- Watch Video

We restored protections for wolves in Wyoming through a court victory, oversaw the third year in a row of no wolves killed in Oregon, and led the effort to return wolves to the West Coast and expand wolf populations in the Southwest. We opposed efforts by Congress to gut protections for endangered species, including releasing a report documenting a 600 percent increase in legislative attacks on endangered species and the oil and gas money behind those attacks. The Center won final endangered species protection for eight plants and animals this year, including black pine snakes, northern long-eared bats and Langford's tree snails -- for a total of more than 550 species since our founding. We won proposed protection for another 33, including eastern massasauga rattlesnakes, Big Sandy crayfish, Kentucky arrow darters and elfin-woods warblers in Puerto Rico. The Center won mor...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/publications/earthonli...

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