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Canada lynxPlan Released to Restore Grizzly Bears in North Cascades

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On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Commits to Conduct New Environmental Studies Before Port Everglades Expansion Dredging Begins

Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto's Toxic Pesticides

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Phosphate mining is one of the most destructive practices on Earth — a brutal process that completely destroys landscapes and leaves behind 200-foot-tall, radioactive waste piles and threatens people and wildlife, from gopher tortoises to sandhill cranes.

In August 2016, a sinkhole opened under one of these waste piles, causing more than 200 million gallons of contaminated wastewater to enter the Floridan Aquifer. Yet now Florida's largest phosphate mining company wants to dig up an additional 50,000 acres of the state's beautiful, biodiverse lands, creating more radioactive waste.

Take action with us now to stand against phosphate mining.



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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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 eagleTRUMP ACTION TOOLKIT: Ready to Fight Trump? Start here.
With President Trump in the White House, people power is more important than ever. The Center launched this Trump Action Toolkit — start by signing our pledge of resistance. The fight is on.

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.

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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