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
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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NEWS FROM PEER
PEERMail | Agency Policies Threaten Iconic Bird
The Interior Secretary announced a phaseout of single-use plastics in national parks and other public lands.
BLM Oil Exemptions Undercut Sage Grouse Safeguards
More Than 80 Waivers from Just 3 Field Offices Prompt Call for Inquiry and Lawsuit
COMMENTARY | Preventing Future Zoonotic Pandemics
Four policy steps to reduce zoonotic disease risks and prevent future pandemics that stem from human interaction with wildlife.
Foreign Research Vessels Free to Wreak Eco-Havoc
No Notice, Permits, or Monitoring; Mass Beaching of Rare Whales Probed
Another Record Manatee Mortality Year Unfolding
400 Manatee Perish in First Two Months as Seagrasses Continue Retreat
PEERMail | Migratory Bird Whistleblower Case Goes to Judge
Whistleblower case highlights the Biden administration failing to protect employees who stood up to the excesses of the Trump presidency.
STATEMENT | Federal Protections Restored to Gray Wolves
A federal judge today reinstated Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolves but our work to protect these apex predators is far from over.
PEERMail | Another Deadly Year For Manatees
Humans have made Florida waters dangerous to manatees and other living organisms due to fertilizer runoff, wastewater discharges and pollution.
2022 Begins Another Deadly Year for Manatees
High Toll in January Adds Cold Stress as Another Factor Driving Mortality
Florida Panthers – Deaths and Births by Year
Infographic: For the sixth year in a row, mortality of the highly endangered Florida panther has substantially exceeded births.
Webinar | Pups and Packs: Saving Wolves in 2022
Coffee Talk Webinar Series, Episode 1: A virtual conversation about wolves and policy in the US in 2022. Watch the video!
Park Service Masks Cuts in Sea Turtle Recovery
Deceptive Press Release Omits Mentions of Rollbacks and Restrictions
PEERMail | A New Year and Wolves on the Edge
Protecting wildlife will be a significant part of our work in the new year, starting off with a webinar on protecting vulnerable wolf populations.
PEERMail | Protecting Wildlife Comes at a Big Price for Whistleblower
Can the Biden Administration keep its promises on protecting whistleblowers? The current outlook isn’t promising
COMMENTARY | Concern Over President’s Choice to Head Federal Wildlife Agency
The Biden Administration’s pick to lead the Fish and Wildlife Service, Martha Williams, seems to be lacking in the required education.
BLM Fires Migratory Bird Whistleblower on Second Try
Case Is Early Litmus Test of Whether Hidebound BLM Will Be Reformed
PETITION | End State Subsidies for Slaughter
Petition to Sec of Interior to disqualify states from receiving wildlife restoration funding if they allow hunting or trapping at levels that compromise healthy populations of wildlife
PEERMail | Stop the Senseless Slaughter
We aim to stop federal support for state programs that encourage slaughter of predators by reinforcing “healthy populations of wildlife.”
End Federal Subsidies for States’ War on Wolves
Move to Disqualify States from Federal Aid for Excessive Predator Removal
Letter to Secretary Haaland – Pittman-Robertson Funding – Wolves – 09-27-2021 (PDF)
DESCRIPTION: Letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland regarding rogue states receiving Pittman-Robertson funding despite their egregious management of wolf populations TO: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland FROM: PEER, Global Indigenous Council, Center for Biological...