URGENT ALERT: Please Help the Northern Rocky Mountain Wolves Now!

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Wolves in Montana, Idaho, and the Greater Yellowstone National Park are in grave danger of the Baucus-Tester bill (S. 3864) passing, a legislative attempt to de-list wolves and remove their federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. According to a New York Times editorial, the bill sets “a terrible precedent, opening the door for special-interest […]

BREAKING NEWS! Proposal to Legalize Commercial Whaling FAILS at IWC Meeting!

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After two days of intense negotiations, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) today announced the rejection of a proposal to resume commercial whaling, banned since 1986.  Thousands of IDA members responded to our emergency action alert by sending faxes to President Obama and Congress, urging them to block the whaling proposal. Thank you! It worked! The […]


by Nicole Meyer

We are very pleased to report that proposals by Tanzania and Zambia that would have allowed one-off sales of ivory and weakened protections for elephants were defeated today at the 175-nation Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha, Qatar. Tanzania and Zambia were seeking to sell […]

Californians: Black Bears Need Your Help Today and on April 8th.

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The California Dept. of Fish & Game (CDF&G) has submitted proposals to the Governor’s appointed Game Commission that allow more bears to be harassed, left to suffer for longer periods, and killed. While the CDF&G repeats in their proposed regulatory changes that their interest is to “maintain the State’s black bear population in a healthy […]

Tune In to the Oscars this Sunday to see The Cove compete for the Best Documentary!

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Please join marine mammal supporters, IDA, and the rest of the Save Japan Dolphins Coalition to see whether The Cove wins Best Documentary. You can check TV listings for your local channel or watch the Oscars live online at . The presentations will begin Sunday, March 7th, at 8 P.M/EST. We couldn’t buy better […]

Stop the Slaughter of Elephants for Ivory Urge U.S. government to oppose ivory sale at upcoming CITES meeting

by Nicole Meyer

On March 13, 2010, delegates from 175 countries will take part in the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Amongst dozens of proposals concerning imperiled species worldwide, they’ll be considering dangerous petitions from Tanzania and Zambia to sell […]