Endangered Earth is the membership newsletter of the Center for Biological Diversity, published three times a year in January, July and November. To subscribe to the print edition, become a member of the Center today.
This issue reviews just a few of our biggest victories from 2014 — which were numerous and great. Our Climate Law Institute helped compel the EPA to issue the first-ever proposal to limit greenhouse pollution from power plants, draft and pass California’s first successful local ballot measure banning fracking, and mobilize some of the largest climate protests in history. In the Arctic we defended Kenai Peninsula brown bears and Alexanfer Achipelago wolves, and in our oceans work we won protection for 20 corals. Our Population and Sustainability program launched Take Extinction Off Your Plate, the first full-time program by a major environmental group addressing the devastating impact of the meat industry on wildlife, and reached millions people through our social media campaigns #CrowdedPlanet and #ExtinctionFreeBBQ. We had countless victories in our Endangered Species program — from restoring endangered species protections for wolves in Wyoming to earning a positive federal response to our historic petition for the monarch butterfly — and for loggerhead sea turtles, we won habitat protections for 300,000 square miles of ocean and 685 miles of beaches, the largest critical habitat designation ever. Many more victories took place, so read this issue now to learn more.