Wolf in winter (Pixabay)

Wildlife Alert: Your local newspaper needs to hear from you.

Can you write a letter to your local newspaper in support of the Endangered Species Act and the imperiled wildlife it protects?   The ESA Saves Wildlife Without the Endangered Species Act (ESA), hundreds of the nation’s most beloved wildlife species might well be extinct.1We Need a Strong Endangered Species Act. Scientists say that we are on the brink of a human-caused mass extinction […]

Jaguar (Photo: Nathan Rupert via Flickr, CC BY NCND 2.0)

The home of the jaguar is being clear-cut. Take action now.

These big cats are losing key habitat to deforestation. The jaguar needs your voice.  The Imperiled Jaguar Jaguars are on the decline — fewer than 15,000 remain in the wild.1And right now, the tropical forests they call home are being destroyed. We’ve lost the equivalent of 40 football fields of tropical forests every minute of every day for the past two years.2Jaguars […]

Red Wolf, captive (Photo: Matthew Zalewski via Flickr CC BY 4.0)

Victory for Red Wolves

The planet’s 35 remaining red wolves are on safer ground thanks to a federal judge’s ruling.     Victory for Red Wolves Just last week, a federal judge made an important decision. A rule stopping the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) from capturing and killing red wolves — or authorizing private landowners to do the same — is now permanent.1Tens of thousands of you […]

Food in garbage can. (Photo: USDA via Flickr)

Tell Kroeger’s to Help Reduce Food Waste

Our country has a food waste problem. We throw away a lot of food — and energy and water — on food we don’t eat. Urge Kroeger’s, one of the nation’s largest grocery store chains, to help lead the way to a less wasteful future.   America’s Food Waste We’re throwing away 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S., and about […]

Giraffe (Photo: Juan Carlos Gonzales, Unsplash)

Giraffes are in dire straits. Sign this petition to help.

Giraffe numbers have plummeted. Urge federal officials to list giraffes under the Endangered Species Act.     The Threat to Giraffes Africa’s giraffes have sparked the imaginations of children (and adults!) the world over. But — if we don’t act soon — these lanky animals may not exist in the wilds of the real world for very much longer.Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted, decreasing […]

Girl in field of wildflowers (Photo: Pixabay user Jill111)

Oppose this Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal

Stop the Trump Administration from weakening federal rules that limit mercury emissions, and discourage power plants from burning more fossil fuels that contribute to climate change.   A Pro-Pollution Power Plant Proposal We don’t think kids need more pollution in the air. Do you?Unfortunately, the Trump administration has proposed weakening federal rules designed to reduce dangerous mercury emissions and fight climate change — […]

right whale (photo: NOAA)

Whales are dying. We must do more.

Awful news. Another North Atlantic right whale’s song has been silenced, intensifying concern about the future of this increasingly rare species. Can you help us save these whales?     The Threat to Right Whales Officials reported the latest right whale death off the coast of Massachusetts in late August.1This latest death follows a particularly deadly year for right whales in 2017.2 Researchers have […]

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Get bee-killing pesticides out of our wildlife refuges

Bee-killing pesticides shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near our wildlife refuges — especially those our wild bees need to survive. But on August 2, 2018, the Trump administration decided otherwise.     The Threat to Bees National wildlife refuges should be safe havens for wildlife — including wild bees. Yet on August 2, 2018, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lifted an Obama-era ban on bee-killing […]

Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area, Minnesota (Photo: Jim Brandenburg)

Boundary Waters at Stake: This Company Needs to Hear from You

The Boundary Waters Wilderness and Canoe Area is America’s most popular wilderness area. Urge Twin Metals mining company to abandon plans to threaten these public lands for their own private profit. The Beauty of the Boundary Waters The beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is home to venerable old forests and priceless riparian ecosystems. You’ll find bears, birds, timber wolves, and […]

We need a clean power plan (Photo composite ft. image by Pixabay user BenitaS)

Trump’s Power Plan Rollback Risks Hundreds of Lives Annually

Help save hundreds of lives a year. Speak out to stop the Trump administration’s dirty power plan.   1. Lisa Friedman, “Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year,” The New York Times, August 21, 2018. 2. Ephrat Livni, “Florida’s red tide crisis shows how climate change will make the world an ugly place,” Quartz, August 22, 2018. 3. […]