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Bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 Introduced Following UN Report on Global Biodiversity Crisis

The Sierra Sun Times picked up our press release about the introduction of the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019. If passed, the Act will restore habitat and protect America’s native wildlife by establishing a National Wildlife Corridors Program that facilitates the designation of wildlife corridors on federal lands and provides grants to maintain wildlife corridors on non-federal lands. Photo: National Park Service

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There Was Actually a Study to Determine If Red Wolves Are Wolves. The Answer Could Have Doomed Them.

The Washington Post quoted Dr. Ron Sutherland on the recently released report that classified red wolves as a distinct species, separate from gray wolves and coyotes. As a distinct species, red wolves qualify for protections under the Endangered Species Act. We are hopeful this report will motivate the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reinvigorate their red wolf recovery efforts. Photo: USFWS

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Roadways Could Be Safer For Wildlife, Drivers

Phil Carter, our wildlife policy coordinator, spoke with New Mexico’s local NPR outlet, KUNM, about the recent passage of New Mexico’s Wildlife Corridors Act, a first-of-its-kind law that will help protect wildlife traversing the state’s roads. Photo: Ann Hough, USFWS

Report Says Red Wolves Genetically Distinct

North Carolina’s Coastal Review Online picked up this quote by Dr. Ron Sutherland on the newly released taxonomy report that concludes red wolves are genetically distinct from coyotes and gray wolves. As a distinct species, red wolves are therefore deserving of protection under the Endangered Species Act. Photo: Ron Sutherland

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Wildlife’s Safe Passage

In the Sante Fe New Mexican, Wildlife Policy Coordinator Phil Carter wrote a letter to the editor, urging readers to support a bill moving through the New Mexico state legislature that would help prevent unnecessary wildlife deaths on New Mexico’s roads. Photo: Noel Reynolds