Anne Russell Gregory

  • In this handout from the U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher provides assistance to NOAA Fisheries and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission members in the attempts to free an entangled Northern Right Whale 60 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida, on March 23, 2004, at sea.  (Photo by the U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

    More Protected Habitat for Endangered Right Whales?

    Progress! The highly endangered North Atlantic right whale is one step closer to safer waters, thanks to the settlement agreement we reached just before Thanksgiving with the National... Read more

  • An ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) in its ca

    Not So Sunny in Patagonia

    The U.S. Forest Service recently gave the green light to the “Sunnyside “mineral exploratory drilling project — a plan to drill 18 bore holes at six sites... Read more

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    A Tiny Owl with a Big Problem

    Cactus ferruginous pygmy owls could fit in the palm of your hand. These tiny birds are diurnal (that is, not nocturnal), feed on all manner of birds,... Read more

  • A Chinook Salmon Leaps Through White Water May 17, 2001 In The Rapid River In Idaho As It Attempts To Clear A Migration Barrier Dam.(Photo By Bill Schaefer/Getty Images)

    Safer Streams

    Last week, Defenders and our allies chalked up another courtroom victory – this time, to protect endangered salmon and steelhead from five deadly pesticides in... Read more