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✨ WildEarth 🎋 Guardians 💫 30th Anniversary Video
« Reply #105 on: September 25, 2019, 06:21:58 pm »
✨ WildEarth 🎋 Guardians 💫 30th Anniversary Video
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For the past 30 years WildEarth Guardians has been protecting and restoring the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.

Website: https://wildearthguardians.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wildearthguard

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WildEarthGua...

When the politically powerful can turn one of our nation's iconic wildlife into a trophy mount something is fundamentally wrong.

In 2017, the Trump administration stripped Yellowstone’s grizzlies of it’s protected status under the Endangered Species Act paving the way for trophy hunting.

The moment I heard this I knew we were in for another long battle. What gave me hope was knowing that we're good at doing what is right in the wild, we've been doing it for a long time.

In 1989, Sam Hitt, Steve Sugarman and Letty Belin founded Guardians. Their purpose: to defend the forest from clearcut logging and protect an endangered owl.

Highlighting their vision, ability and determination, in 1996 a federal judge issued a landmark legal injunction halting logging on more than 21 million acres in 11 national forests throughout New Mexico and Arizona.

Our Victory rocked the timber industry to the core.

But it also solidified the idea that Guardians’ innovative, creative and uniquely disruptive approaches to conservation really work.

Throughout our history we’ve had impact way beyond our size.

In March 2019, we won a legal victory blocking 300,000 acres of wild lands from fracking, protecting our climate.

In April 2019, we won a lawsuit driving another nail in the coffin of the federal coal program, which accounts for 15% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2011, we won a historic legal settlement protecting more than 250 critically imperiled but unprotected species.

Ongoing advocacy protects sage grouse habitat from mining, livestock grazing and oil and gas development throughout the West.

But between the Trump Administration, population growth and the 🦕🦖 fossil fuel and timber industries, the American West faces an unprecedented barrage of threats.

The very landscape of how to do conservation is constantly changing.

The fossil fuel industry is in a drilling frenzy, denying climate science.

The Rio Grande is running dry.

Public lands are being ripped from public hands.

Native species are being driven to extinction.

Millions of animals are being trapped, snared and poisoned.

We have to do more.

We agitate, we litigate but we also educate and legislate. We are Guardians. The work of nurturing an ethic of care is our job, it's our purpose. Within each of us there's a sense that we're Guardians.

Whether or not we win or lose, cultivating and nurturing that ethic is what we do. Our job is to protect the vulnerable from the powerful.

28,000 Guardians oppose wildlife slaughters funded by tax dollars.

33,000 Guardians oppose fracking in Chaco.

70,000 Guardians oppose de-listing wolves from the Endangered Species Act.

In the fall of 2018, we restored Endangered Species Act protections for the Grizzly.

With Guardians like you we’re giving them the freedom to roam.
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