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People's Climate March
September 21, 2014
New York City, New York

Be a part of the action as the Center for Biological Diversity, 350.org and allies take to the streets of New York City for the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement.

Join us Sept. 21 for the People's Climate March. World leaders are headed to the United Nations. on those days to discuss the climate crisis, and we want to send a clear message: Take climate change seriously, listen to science, and protect the future of our planet.

Take part in this massive march through New York. Our sutureis on the line, and the world will be watching.

When: Sunday, September 21; exact timing still being planned

Where: United Nations Building, New York, NY 10017

Exact details of the event are still being planned. But please sign up now, and we'll keep you updated.

RSVP now and learn about the People's Climate Train, which can get you to the march from the San Fransico Bay Area.

Learn more about Keystone XL and our Climate Law Institute.

 

 

• Aug. 13: Family Wolf Event: "Family Walk to Protect America’s Wild Heritage" (NY)
• Aug. 13: Public Hearing: Help Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery (NM)
• Sept. 10: Presentation on Wolves: “The Return of the Wolf" (CA)
• Sept. 8, 9: Our Water, Our Future: End Mountaintop-removal Coal Mining in Appalachia (DC)

• Sept. 15-18: Join the People's Climate Train (CA)
• September 21: People's Climate March (NY)
• Ongoing: Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Host an Action to Stop Keystone (nationwide)
• Ongoing: Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Gasland II: The Film (worldwide)

 

Family Wolf Event: "Family Walk to Protect America’s Wild Heritage"
August 13, 2014
Cross River, New York


The Wolf Conservation Center’s second annual service-learning event, “WCC’s Family Walk to Protect America’s Wild Heritage,” celebrates the wildlife and wildlands of the largest park in the contiguous United States: New York state’s Adirondack State Park. With 6 million acres of large protected stretches of forest, myriad wildlife habitat and huge watersheds, it is a place where numerous species of wild creatures and approximately 135,000 people peacefully coexist.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is slated to remove Endangered Species Act protections from nearly all gray wolves nationwide. The wolf is trying to make a comeback in the Northeast, but without federal protections afforded by this historically significant legislation, its future in New York and throughout its historic range in the Northeast will depend on how it’s recognized at the state level. Our children want to be assured that this iconic symbol of the American wild will not be silenced in their lifetime or for future generations. This event will celebrate all of New York’s native wildlife.

At this event, children will be invited to participate in an adventure through a circuit of educational workshops about the array of native wildlife that flourishes within New York’s Adirondack State Park and will earn free raffle tickets for exciting prizes at every station along the adventure trail.  In addition to these experiences, Northeast Wolf Coalition Junior representative Tommy Whiteley will present a keynote address and Wolf Conservation Center Ambassador Wolf Atka will lead all in a "group howl." Each child will receive Adirondack Council’s “Wild Characters of the Adirondacks” booklet along with a certificate that acknowledges their participation. 

We hope you can join us on this special day to raise awareness for New York’s wild beauty.

When: Wednesday, August 13
When: 1– 3 p.m.
Where: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (Shelter 5) at 6 Reservation Road in Cross River, NY
Cost: Free
RSVP: Reservations are not required, but please let the Wolf Conservation Center know if you plan to attend by e-mailing maggie@nywolf.org.

Co-sponsored by the Wolf Conservation Center, Adirondack Council and Center for Biological Diversity.

Watch a video of last year's event.

For further information contact Maggie Howell with the Wolf Conservation Center at (914) 763-2373 or maggie@nywolf.org.

Learn more about restoring U.S. gray wolves.

 

Public Hearing: Help Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery
August 13, 2014
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Endangered Mexican gray wolves are about to get a crucial boost to their recovery from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but we need your help to make sure several misguided loopholes don't derail important progress.

A public hearing on Aug. 13 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico will be our last chance to speak out before a proposed rule to change the management of the 83 wolves living within Arizona and New Mexico is finalized.

The federal government is finally proposing to release wolves in broader areas of Arizona and New Mexico — more than a decade after the Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition and two follow-up lawsuits. We pushed for the release of captive-bred Mexican gray wolves into New Mexico and for allowing them to establish home ranges in habitat outside their recovery area. The proposal will let wolves live in a far more extensive region — one that's about 15 times as large as the area to which they're now confined.

But the plan isn't perfect. The Service's proposal would keep the wolves out of the Grand Canyon and southern Rocky Mountain ecosystems through live trapping. Scientists -- and the Service itself — know these areas are necessary for recovery. The proposal also includes alarming new provisions to allow even more killing of wolves and omits protective measures, despite the dire need to lower these wolves' already dangerously high mortality rate.

Please help ensure wolves get desperately needed space to roam and stronger protections without loopholes that will allow more wolves to be killed — and without boundaries enforced by cruel traps.

What: Public Hearing on New Mexican Gray Wolf Rules

Where: Civic Center, 400 West Fourth Street, Truth or Consequences, NM

When: Aug. 13 — informational session from 2 to 4 p.m., hearing from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

RSVP and get more information.

Learn more about Mexican gray wolves.

 

Presentation on Wolves: “The Return of the Wolf”
September 10, 2104
Sonoma, California

California's first confirmed wild wolf in nearly 90 years is here. Wolf OR-7 has found a mate and is raising puppies just north of the state's border. A big wake-up call for Californians is evolving rapidly. The state's wolf management plan could set the tone for the rest of the United States. The wolf is here — the question now is: Will California be ready to protect this complex endangered species?

Join us for an exciting evening of education, awareness-raising and updates about the historic return of wolves to the West Coast, presented by Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer and expert with the Center for Biological Diversity. 

This special presentation on wolves kicks off the 10th year of Sonoma Birding's “Wine Country Nature Lecture Series,” in partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks.

When:
Wednesday, September 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Building, 126 First St.West, Sonoma, CA. 95476
Cost: $8 at the door; free parking

Learn more about Sonoma Birding at www.sonomabirding.com.

Learn more about the Center’s West Coast wolf work.

 

Our Water, Our Future: End Mountaintop-removal Coal Mining in Appalachia
September 8, 9
Washington, D.C.

Join leaders from Appalachia and Center staff for a day of action in the nation’s capital to help safeguard clean water and public health and bring an end to mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia. From chemical spills to mining waste, Big Coal has polluted thousands of miles of Appalachian streams, jeopardizing people and endangered species.

The Obama administration has failed to follow through on its promises to protect Appalachian communities from mining pollution. This year several key water rulemakings will be announced in Washington, D.C., and the Alliance for Appalachia is inviting allies to head to the Capitol to raise the stakes and ensure that communities that are being exploited by coal companies are heard during this critical time.

When: Day of Action Tuesday September 9, 10:30 a.m.

Where: Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C.

RSVP now and learn more about ending mountaintop removal.

 

Join the People's Climate Train
September 18, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area, California

The People's Climate Train is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for activists to travel together — networking, sharing knowledge and skills, organizing and building towards a landmark moment in the climate movement.

This cross-country train will leave from the San Francisco Bay Area on Sept. 15 and arrive in New York City on Sept. 18 in time for the People's Climate March — the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement.

Buy your tickets from Emeryville to New York City using the form below. If you'd like to buy tickets leaving from other stops, please contact Valerie Love for the group discount code and further booking instructions.  

Where: 5885 Horton Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Learn more about Keystone XL and our Climate Law Institute.

 

Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources
Ongoing
Worldwide

The Center’s Endangered Species Condoms are a fun, unique way to get people talking about the link between human population growth and the extinction of rare species. With more than 7 billion people on the planet and counting, this is a conversation we need to have now.

Check out our Endangered Species Condoms Toolkit page for downloadable resources and valuable information to help you start talking about population, overconsumption and the extinction crisis.

Learn more about our Population and Sustainabily program.

 

Host an Action to Stop Keystone
Ongoing
Nationwide


If we're going to defeat the destructive juggernaut that is Keystone XL, it's time to get real: It's going to take a lot more than petitions and comments. We have to make our objections public and visible.

Say “No Keystone XL” by hosting an event to spread the word about the disastrous tar-sands pipeline. This could be as simple as organizing a polar bear protest at your farmers' market, asking your school or work to hold an event against Keystone, or doing a sit-in at your local park. It's going to take each of us, speaking out in our hometowns, to make a difference.

If you sign up to help do an event, you'll automatically be emailed all the resources you need to mobilize your community — from yard signs to polar bear masks to cut out, talking points, factsheets and pledge sign-up forms.

We'll give you all the tools you need, so please sign up to host an action against Keystone XL now

Learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking
Ongoing
Worldwide

Amphibians around the world are disappearing, and nearly a third are threatened with extinction. To better understand and conserve these animals, scientists need more information on their locations. And what better way to get the right info from around the globe than through people like you?

The Center has joined other conservation organizations to launch a Web-based social networking effort dubbed the Global Amphibian BioBlitz. The BioBlitz website allows amateur naturalists from around the world to submit their amphibian photographs, along with dates and locations. The site's lofty aim? To take a census of the world's amphibians and discover which species are still here, and where — so we can make sure they stay here. With your help.

Help save frogs, toads and salamanders — and have fun at the same time — by submitting your observations to the Global Amphibian BioBlitz now. Then learn about the Center's own Amphibian Conservation campaign and get more about the BioBlitz from UC Berkeley.

 

Gasland II: The Film
Now playing
Worldwide

Fimmaker Josh Fox galvanized the world against fracking with his film Gasland. Now, he's doing it again with the sequel Gasland II — but this time, he's targeting another level ofcontamination due to fracking: "The contamination of our democracy through the intense influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system.

"The result," says the film's website, "is every bit as shocking as the first film."

Gasland II is now being shown in various cities. Learn more about the film, watch a trailer, see where it's playing and even host a screening of our own at the Gasland II website.

Learn more about the Center's campaign against fracking.

 

Penguin banner photo by Michael Van Woert; Keystone XL protest courtesy Flickr/Josh Lopez, 350.org