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Coal company wants to mine on federally protected lands

In December 2016, the U.S. Department of the Interior declared about 75,000 acres of East Tennessee ridgelines in the North Cumberland Plateau un...

Dominion disregards harm to James River, sturgeon in permit request

Dominion Energy is asking the National Marine Fisheries Service to allow it to kill thousands of endangered Atlantic sturgeon in order to continu...

Halted program could spell extinction for red wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s successful, decades-old program to recover the endangered red wolf was dealt a huge blow yesterday, as the S...

Protections reduced for beach-nesting birds, sea turtles at Cape Hatteras

By decreasing the required space between the tires of off-road vehicles and beach-nesting wildlife, as announced yesterday, the National Park Ser...

Findings reinforce importance of land protection to biodiversity in the Southeast

A study published in the most recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identifies the U.S. Southeast as the key area for national p...

World’s only wild red wolves may become extinct

Over 25 years into a successful U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program in North Carolina to bring back wild red wolves back from the brink of ext...

Agreement protects endangered red wolves

A settlement between SELC and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will protect the endangered red wolf from the ravages of nighttime...