Thresher shark, © Bearacreative/iStockphoto
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manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS
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If the Rosemont Mine project moves forward, it will mean severe damage to habitat for endangered wildlife, including the only known jaguar in the U.S.
Grizzly with cub, © Natalie Shuttleworth
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Special interest groups want to kill wolves, bears and other iconic predators on our national wildlife refuges through excessive and extreme practices like baiting, snaring and aerial gunning.