Protecting Canada Lynx in Washington State

VICTORY! Protecting Canada Lynx in Washington State For more than 15 years, the Canada lynx has been listed as a threatened species under the Washington state equivalent of the Endangered Species Act. After the state population of these rare cats fell to an estimated...

Curbing the Federal Fur Export Program

Curbing the Federal Fur Export Program Through an international endangered species trade treaty, the federal government is facilitating the mass export of furs and other animal parts to other countries where fur coats and the like are still socially acceptable. In...

Protecting Mexican Wolves

Protecting Mexican Wolves The Mexican gray wolf is the smallest, rarest, and most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf. In 1976, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first listed the Mexican wolf as a protected species under the Endangered Species Act. In 1978,...

VICTORY! Canada Lynx Critical Habitat Designation

VICTORY! Canada Lynx Critical Habitat Designation Despite mounting evidence that lynx habitat is more expansive than previously thought, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced in 2014 that it would exclude all occupied lynx habitat in the Southern...

VICTORY! ESA Protection for Wolverine

VICTORY! ESA Protection for Wolverine Wolverine are exceedingly rare in the contiguous U.S. (only 250-300 remain), their highly fragmented habitat is shrinking due to climate change, and trapping in their habitat is common. Despite these facts, the U.S. Fish &...

VICTORY! Preserving Elk Habitat in Helena National Forest

VICTORY! Preserving Elk Habitat in Helena National Forest In the 1980s, Helena National Forest in western Montana developed and adopted management standards for maintaining a healthy elk population. These standards have resulted in robust elk herds in the forest. But...

VICTORY! Lynx Trapping Challenge

VICTORY! Montana Lynx Trapping Challenge Lynx trapping in Montana has been shut down since March 2000, when the species was designated as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Lynx, however, are susceptible to traps and snares and often caught and killed in...