Honored as "Small Green Group That Makes a Big Difference"
Condensed by Native Village
The Buffalo Field Campaign
(BFC) is the only group working
in the field, everyday, to stop the slaughter and harassment of
Yellowstone's wild buffalo. Volunteers from around the world defend
buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their
protection. Their daily patrols stay with the buffalo on the grounds
the buffalo choose, then document every move made against them.
The Buffalo Field Campaign
was named one of the"Ten Small Green Groups That Make a Big Difference"
in a CounterPunch article written by Jeffrey St. Clair. The
article features 10 grassroots groups who
"stand up for what they stand on, who put protection of the
environment before politics. They all operate close to the bone,
their meager budgets are spent on activism and litigation, not on
self-promoting direct mail operations, glitzy offices or bloated
administrative expenses. These groups will put your money to work
defending the planet."
"Ten Small Green
Groups That Make a Big Difference"
Buffalo Field Campaign
"Since 1985, the federal government, working in concert with Montana
cattle barons, has killed more than 6,800 bison that have migrated
out of Yellowstone National Park. The slaughter is rationalized on
the specious grounds of preventing the spread of brucellosis from
bison to local cows. Buffalo Field Campaign has exposed this
dreadful bloodbath as a political hoax. Their volunteers
courageously place themselves between the bison and their would-be
killers. They spend all day, from sunrise until sunset, watching and
documenting actions taken against the buffalo. They run patrols from
cars, skis and snowshoes to protect buffalo outside the park. Their
tactics range from video documentation to nonviolent civil
Jeffrey St. Clair
Citizens from several Midwest states are protecting what
little remains of the majestic hardwood forests that
once blanketed the Heartland.
Working to overturn one of the greatest
environmental crimes in American history, the
damming of Glen Canyon and abuse of the Colorado
Los Alamos Study Group
Consistently provides research, education, and
leadership on nuclear disarmament and related issues in
The nation’s feistiest and most
uncompromising anti-nuclear power group
The frontline battles against big coal are
fought in mining towns where citizens place their bodies
on the line to stop mountain top removal mining.
Fund for Wild
Instead of investing in stocks and bonds, the Fund for
Wild Nature puts its money into non-compromising
grassroots environmental groups.
They are a fearless and unflinching outfit that doesn’t
back down when protecting Utah's wilderness and
Leading the battle against ExxonMobil’s scheme to turn
all Northwest and Northern Rockies highways into
permanent corridors to the largest industrial project on
Rescues captive-born wolves, helps breed Mexican gray
wolves to restore to the Southwest, and breeds, fosters,
and houses the endangered red wolf.
February 2012 Headlines
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