Congressional leaders are negotiating the final budget for the federal government and a slew of destructive amendments or "riders" that attack America's wildlife, water, lands and air are on the table.
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The spectacular diversity of creatures that share our warming planet also have a lot at stake in this week’s climate negotiations. If climate change is left unchecked, it could threaten one in six of the planet’s species with extinction.
The Mexican gray wolf is the most endangered wolf subspecies in the world. Defenders is dedicated to ending the vicious cycle of livestock loss and predator removal that poses a barrier to their recovery.
The 287-acre Black Creek Mine would sit on vital habitat for several threatened and endangered species, including mussels, fish, turtles and more. These little freshwater species may not be the cuddliest, but they serve an important role in aquatic ecosystems, and Defenders is going to court to protect them.