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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War on Wolves and Science Having been eradicated from the lower 48 states due to unfettered hunting during the early twentieth century, gray wolves (Canis lupus) have been a hallmark species for the success of the Endangered Species Act. More than twenty years after...

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Wolf-Livestock Avoidance

As gray wolves return to their native habitat, some livestock operators have voiced alarm. These concerns can be put to rest by effective non-lethal control programs. In Washington State, for example, the Legislature launched an effort to better understand...

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