While the rusty patched bumble bee is the only bee in the continental US currently listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), its plight is likely to be repeated by more of our 4,000 native bee species... unless more people take action. If you're on the Pollinator Pathway, you're already making a difference. And on a broader scale, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and its partners are taking action on behalf of the rusty patched to protect its endangered grassland habitat. This is the NRDC's fourth legal action to provide the rusty patched bumble bee with the legal protection it needs.
Read more about the NRDC's lawsuit here.