“Nature lacks a voice with which to speak for itself. Recognizing this, Congress has charged under federal law that agencies listen to the interests of the environment.” SELC couldn’t agree more with this pivotal decision, handed down in our litigation to prevent a Navy landing field, which ultimately protected a pocosin lake landscape that harbors tundra swans, snow geese, coastal black bears, and endangered red wolves.  SELC’s legal team continues to defend the wild areas that are home to the South’s impressive array of wildlife.  Our efforts are needed now more than ever, in light of attempts to undermine the Endangered Species Act and remove protections for sensitive species and critical habitat. 

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