Endangered Species Act

By Kirk Weinert, senior writer and advisor The population of African giraffes in the wild has plummeted from at least 150,000 in 1985 to fewer than 98,000 in 2015. To make matters worse, giraffe parts are being imported into the U.S. and sold—and it’s legal. What can we do about this in the U.S.? We can give these vulnerable creatures the proven […]
Bald eagle (Photo: pixabay)

The Trump administration has gutted our nation’s most powerful tool for wildlife conservation: the Endangered Species Act (ESA).       Endangered Species Act rollbacks are disastrous for wildlife. Under their new rules, endangered animals could be refused protection for the sake of oil and gas profits. Not only that, but animals considered “threatened” with extinction will no longer receive the same level of protection.1 Congress […]
Protect Gray Wolves

It’s now or never for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states: The Interior Department just moved to end wolves’ Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections.1    Gray wolves need our help right now. This could be a disaster. Delisting wolves in this way would leave them vulnerable across the entire Lower 48 states. Hunting, trapping and poisoning nearly drove wolves to extinction in the […]
Monarch butterfly (Photo: Erin Wilson, Unsplash)

The population of monarch butterflies spending the winter in California is now less than 0.5 percent of its historical size — and this year’s population is down by roughly 86 percent compared to 2017.1       We could lose monarch butterflies if we don’t act soon. This June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will decide whether they’ll list monarch butterflies under the […]
Gray wolf (Photo: Wildfaces, pixabay)

The House of Representatives has voted to eliminate Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 United States. Will you help save these iconic animals?      Wolves at Risk History shows: when wolves are unprotected, too many of them die. When Great Lakes wolves lost their federal protection in 2012, 1500 were killed before protection finally resumed. Right now, Wyoming […]
Wolf in winter (Pixabay)

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

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 […]
Two giraffes (Photo: Martin Olsen, Unsplash)

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 […]
Join the Origami Elephant Action

Right now, more African elephants are being killed than born in the wild. Help convince Congress that Americans shouldn’t be trophy hunting these beloved and imperiled animals.       The Threat to Elephants Although President Trump called taking elephants for trophy a “horror show” in a tweet earlier this year — the Trump administration hasn’t been a friend to elephants, lions or other endangered […]
A close-up photograph of a wolf pup.

The Trump Administration is proposing changes that would gut the Endangered Species Act’s lifesaving protections for imperiled wildlife. Your action can help us stop these disastrous modifications and save wolves and other wildlife from extinction.   Extinction Is Accelerating We are lucky to share our planet with an astonishing diversity of life. If you’ve ever marveled at the effortless flight of an eagle overhead, […]