Annual Report

2013 Annual Report
In 2013, nearing our 25th year, we won protection for 55 endangered animal and plant species; secured habitat protection on 750,000 acres of land and more than 700 miles of coast; and saw habitat protection proposed for almost 30 million acres for lynx, yellow-legged frogs, Yosemite toads and Gunnison sage grouse. On the climate front, we waged key battles on fracking, scoring a statewide legal win that temporarily halted oil and gas leasing on California public lands, and meanwhile helped lead the fight against Keystone XL.

Read about this and many other accomplishments now.

Endangered Earth, Fall 2015
This issue covers our quest to save African elephants and stem the ivory trade, our victory in California over bobcat trapping, winning 6,712 square miles of habitat protection for Hawaiian monk seals, a report on dangerous oil trains near schools, and much more.

Ending new federal fossil fuel leasing would be the most significant climate action undertaken by any U.S. president — and Barack Obama has the power to do it. By stopping new fossil fuel leasing and ensuing industrialization, he can also conserve the irreplaceable values of America’s public lands and oceans. Read about the benefits of keeping fossil fuels in the ground.

Politics 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. Learn more in our report.

Costs and Consequences: The Real Price of Livestock Grazing on America?s Public Lands
This analysis finds that U.S. taxpayers have lost more than $1 billion over the past decade on a program that allows cows and sheep to graze on public land. Last year alone taxpayers lost $125 million in grazing subsidies on federal land. Read the report to find out more.

Making Room for Wolf Recovery: The Case for Maintaining Endangered Species Act Protections for America's Wolves
This first-of-its-kind analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity identifies 359,000 square miles of additional habitat for gray wolves in 19 of the lower 48 states that could significantly boost the nation's 40-year wolf recovery efforts.

Troubled Waters: Offshore Fracking's Threat to California's Ocean, Air and Seismic Stability
This report released by Center scientists outlines the serious dangers posed by toxic chemicals, air pollution and increased earthquake risk linked to offshore fracking near Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Collision Course: The Government's Failing System for Protecting Manatees From Deadly Boat Strikes
Collisions with watercraft are a persistent and often deadly threat to endangered Florida manatees — yet our report shows that neither the Army Corps of Engineers nor the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have truly protected them while authorizing thousands of risky projects.

A Wild Success: American Voices on the Endangered Species Act at 40
2013 was the 40th year of the most effective U.S. law protecting biodiversity. This new report, distributed to Congress in Feb. 2014, includes 200-plus LTEs and op-eds written by people across the country on the Act's importance.

Deadly Waters: How Rising Sea Levels Threaten 233 Endangered Species
Sea-level rise driven by climate change poses a deadly threat to 233 protected species in 23 states, according to our new scientific report — and U.S. wildlife protection agencies arent doing enough about it.

In Harm’s Way: How the U.S. State Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Have Ignored the Dangers of KXL to At-risk Species
We found that the State Department’s review of the Keystone XL pipeline woefully underestimates its potential impacts on some of America’s most endangered species.

Dying for Protection: The 10 Most Vulnerable, Least Protected Amphibians and Reptiles in the United States
Amphibians and reptiles are some of the most imperiled animals on Earth. Here, we detail facts and threats about the 10 most at-risk, least safeguarded in the United States.

Five Years Later: Polar Bears Still On Thin Ice
After long, hard work begun by the Center, the Arctic's great white polar bears won federal protection in 2008. But today, our new report shows, they still struggle to survive.

On Time, On Target: How the Endangered Species Act Is Saving America's Wildlife
Our study of 110 imperiled species finds that 90 percent of species are recovering right on time because of the Endangered Species Act. This is a must-read about the Act.

Fuel to Burn coverExtinction: It's Not Just for Polar Bears
Climate change is unfolding rapidly and intensely in the Arctic. This report chronicles the most profound climate schanges in the region and documents their wildlife impacts.


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