extinction

Bald eagle (Photo: pixabay)

The Endangered Species Act is our best wildlife extinction prevention tool. Speak out to protect this bedrock conservation law.      The Wildlife Extinction Crisis We need to strengthen the Endangered Species Act — not weaken it.In just the last 50 years, human beings have eliminated more than half the world’s wildlife species. Worse, climate change, plastic pollution, habitat loss, the illegal wildlife […]
African elephants (Photo: Pexels, Pixabay)

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)

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.1But there are Americans who still want to hunt and kill them.Under a court order, the FWS announced in March it […]
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.1Tens of thousands of you […]
Giraffe (Photo: Juan Carlos Gonzales, Unsplash)

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 […]
right whale (photo: NOAA)

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 […]
bee on a white flower (photo: Pixabay user leswhalley, No rights reserved)

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 […]
Gray whale, Provincetown. Photo: Thomas Kelley, Unsplash

North Atlantic right whales are on the brink of extinction.In late January, a dead right whale entangled in fishing line appeared on Virginia’s coast. She was #3893 in the New England Aquarium’s catalog of North Atlantic right whales. And, as one of only around 100 reproductively mature North Atlantic right whales remaining on the planet, if she were still alive […]
African Lion (Pixabay) and Elephant (Unsplash)

It’s time to stand up for African elephants again. And now lions, too.We can’t allow elephants to become an artifact of the past. Stand up for elephants, lions and other wildlife today. Ask President Trump to follow through on his plan to ban bringing African elephant tusks and lion hides into our country on Twitter or Facebook. The Threat to Elephants […]