protection

Federal Protection Sought for Monach Butterflies

Sep 2, 2014
Carly Voight / The Xerces Society

Colorful orange and black Monarch Butterflies used to be a frequent sight across northern California. But in recent years, their numbers have declined so sharply that federal protection is now being sought for the Monarchs. 

You can read the full petition to the US Fish and Wildlife Service here (it's very long) or an FAQ summary here.

Baja Resort Approvals Challenged

Apr 12, 2013

A coalition of 11 conservation groups has submitted a petition to the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to investigate the Mexican government's approval of four massive tourism projects in Baja California. Lori Abbott reports.

Orcas' protection is endangered, too

Jan 28, 2013
Photo: National Marine Fisheries Service

Protection for endangered orcas or "killer whales" off the Pacific Coast may be about to disappear. Lori Abbott reports.