marine wildlife

Together, we’re working hard to stand up for the wildlife and wild places that make our planet amazing.   Conservationist and author Edward Abbey once said, “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”Over the past few months, many of our country’s wild places and wild creatures have been put at risk. Plastic is piling up in our […]
Urge McDonald's to stop pushing plastic straws. | Erin Simmons, Unsplash

McDonald’s is one of the largest distributors of plastic straws in the world — straws that wind up polluting our ocean and environment and harming sea turtles, whales and other wildlife. The fast food chain is already phasing out straws in their UK restaurants. Help us convince McDonald’s to do the same in the US.Plastic Straws Threaten the Environment We’re going […]
Sperm whale and calf (Photo: Gabriel Barathieu via WikiMedia CC 2.0)

Whales and other wildlife should not have their lives put at risk from our garbage. Can you take action today to help?The Threat to Whales In early April, a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of human-made trash in its digestive system. The whale died of inflammation of its abdominal lining — the amount […]
Leatherback sea turtles (Photo: Pxhere.com)

Commercial fishing interests want to eliminate protections for leatherback sea turtles — despite researchers’ concerns about the future of the species. Here’s how you can help.The Atlantic leatherback nesting season has just begun. And we need you to speak out before adult sea turtles and this season’s hatchlings make their way to the Atlantic’s open waters later this year.Fishing interests […]
Offshore Drilling Dangers: The 2010 Deepwater Offshore Oil Disaster (Photo: US Coast Guard)

Offshore drilling is inherently dangerous, and spills can have devastating impacts on ocean wildlife. Will you stand with us by telling President Trump and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement not to roll back important drilling safety regulations? Submit your public comment today.Drilling: Risky and dangerous Drilling is dangerous. Oil spills harm our coasts and marine wildlife.That’s why we need […]
Gill nets ensnare, injure, and kill imperiled dolphins and other marine wildlife

 Right now, mile-wide nets — commonly known as gillnets — indiscriminately kill some of our country’s rarest and most beloved marine animals. 1 And this week Environmental Action is launching a new campaign to retire these “monster nets” for good.Gillnets are designed to ensnare swordfish and other prized catches. Far too often they also unintentionally trap imperiled dolphins, sea turtles, […]