Saving Species and Habitat
The Trump administration will likely go down as the worst in U.S. history when it comes to the protection of endangered species, seizing every opportunity to deny them help or strip them of safeguards they'd been relying on to survive.
Against this assault, the Center secured temporary bans on lethal M-44 cyanide capsules in Idaho, Colorado and Northern California, and helped ban reptile collection in Nevada, as well as commercial trapping of diamondback terrapin turtles in New York. We successfully defended 750,000 acres of critical habitat for jaguars and 6,500 acres for dusky gopher frogs and won new protections for eight species, including Sonoyta mud turtles, Hawaii's 'i'iwi and four Florida plants. And we led the fight in Washington, D.C., against a wave of fresh congressional attacks on the bedrock of the Endangered Species Act. Learn more about the extinction crisis.