Annual Report

2014 Annual Report
In 2014, our 25th year, we won protection for more than 219 million acres of wildlife habitat; pettioned to protect one of the country's most iconic creatures, the monarch butterfly; helped save wolves in Wyoming, California and Alaska; won Endangered Species Act protection for 20 coral species; and launched our "Take Extinction Off Your Plate" campaign to address the devastating role that meat production plays in endangering wildlife. On the climate front, we joined the largest climate march in the nation’s history, the People's Climate March in New York City, and had several wins in the fight against fracking, supporting grassroots activists in passing California’s first successful local ballot measure banning fracking and other dangerous oil development, and exposing the dangerous practice of offshore fracking along the California coast.

Read about these and many other accomplishments now.

Endangered Earth, Winter 2016
This issue — complete with stunning photography and an especially stirring letter fram our executive director — highlights our 2015 work and grants a view ahead into our plans for saving species and wildlife in 2016.

Throwing Shade
A renewable energy future depends largely on distributed solar energy, whose U.S. expansion relies largely on state policies — yet many states' pol;icies donmt make the grade. For this report, we highlight and "grade" 10 states that are blocking distributed solar potential through overtly lacking and destructive distributed solar policy. You can also check out our webpage on the report.

Lethal Loophole
The protections of the Endangered Species Act — one of the world’s most effective laws for protecting biodiversity — are being fought by powerful specialinterests, such as big agriculture, the oil and gas industry, developers and ranchers. In response to political pressure from these interests, the feds have used an obscure provision of the Act to subvert the law’s intent and green-light many of the very activities putting species at risk. Learn the dangerous details.

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.

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.


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