endangered animals

Petition: Protect Bighorn Sheep from Domestic Sheep Grazing

Petition: Protect Bighorn Sheep from Domestic Sheep Grazing

For bighorn sheep who make their home in the mountains running through Idaho and Montana, transmission of diseases from domestic sheep are a deadly problem. Pneumonia can be passed to bighorns from domestic sheep and goats, and the outcome can be deadly to entire populations. In fact, over the last 25 years, bighorn sheep populations […]

Ask the Bureau of Land Management to Protect Wild Wolves in Idaho

Ask the Bureau of Land Management to Protect Wild Wolves in Idaho

Wolves, like cannabis users, have a very undeserved negative cultural reputation. Despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, people still think of wolves as they’ve been portrayed in Hollywood movies (the wildlife equivalent of Cheech and Chong). They get blamed for all kinds of issues (such as stolen or murdered farm animals) and are punished […]

House Appropriations Bill Threatens Endangered Species

House Appropriations Bill Threatens Endangered Species

On┬áJuly 9, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies passed the 2015 appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior. The bill includes numerous policy riders seriously damaging to wildlife and important habitat including some likely to lead to the extinction of several key species, Defenders of Wildlife said. […]