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Giving Tuesday Impact for Elephants and the Environment

Environmental Action supporters have come through in a big way for elephants and the environment on Giving Tuesday 2018!     Giving Tuesday 2018 Update We were able to successfully meet our 2018 Giving Tuesday fundraising goal of $10,000 — AND more than 15,000 Environmental Action supporters joined us in calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to show compassion for elephants […]

African elephant and calf (USFWS)

When they kill an elephant, they destroy a family

Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that American trophy hunters shouldn’t be killing ANY endangered elephants in Africa.     The Threat to Elephants Just a few decades ago, millions of African elephants roamed the planet. Now, only about 415,000 African elephants remain.1 But there are Americans who still want to hunt and kill them. Under a court order, the FWS announced in March it […]

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Polar Bears at Risk: Sign to Stop Risky Offshore Drilling in the Arctic

Help convince a Houston-based oil company to leave our threatened polar bears alone.       The Threat to Polar Bears The Beaufort Sea. America’s threatened polar bears den along its coast. The bears use its increasingly rare sea ice to hunt.1 And, soon, a Texas-based oil company could ruin this special place. Hillcorp, headquartered in Houston, just received approval from the Trump administration to drill within […]

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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.1 We 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.1 And 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.2 Jaguars […]

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.1 Tens of thousands of you […]

Election 2018 Update

Election Update: How did wolves, elephants and manatees do?

Check out Environmental Action’s post-election look at the changing political dynamics around some key issues across the country.    Election 2018 The votes haven’t yet been entirely counted. But the consequences for wolves, elephants, manatees and everyone affected by climate change are as clear as they’re ever going to be. Here are three takeaways from the results: 1. Endangered species should rest a little easier, […]

Two giraffes (Photo: Martin Olsen, Unsplash)

Giraffe body parts are being sold in the U.S., and it’s legal

Giraffe numbers have plummeted — in part, due to U.S. demand for their hides and other body parts. Environmental Action is working to help save these beloved creatures from extinction, but we need your help.       Giraffes in Peril The tallest animal on the planet is in peril. Not only has the wild giraffe population declined 65 percent in the last three decades, but […]

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Good News to Share

It hasn’t been hard to find negative headlines lately, so we wanted to make sure you saw these good news stories. May they make your day a little brighter… Good News for Grizzlies Yellowstone grizzly bears protected by a federal court! Roughly 700 bears live in and around Yellowstone National Park, and this ruling overturned a Trump administration claim that this bear […]

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 […]

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