wildlife

By Julia DeVito, digital campaigner Even Halley Bay, one of the coldest sites in the Antarctic, is feeling the effects of climate change, leaving emperor penguins with few options left. In 2016, the rising temperatures caused the ice in Halley Bay to break for the first time, leaving thousands of emperor penguin chicks to drown. In the years since, Halley Bay has […]

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 […]

By Rich Hannigan, board member Wildlife corridors are for wildlife. The word “wildlife” is, after all, right there in the name. But that hasn’t stopped the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from leasing land in wildlife corridors to oil and gas companies, according to a report released in April. In fact, about one-quarter of all land leased by the BLM for fossil fuel […]
American bison (Unsplash)

Wildlife corridors are for wildlife — it’s even in the name! They’re not for oil and gas extraction. But that hasn’t stopped the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from leasing these precious places to oil and gas companies.       Wildlife corridors are being opened to oil and gas drilling. In fact, about one-quarter of all land leased by the BLM for fossil fuel […]

Did you know that as many as a billion birds die each year by colliding with buildings?1 Bird-safe buildings can make a difference.       Hundreds of millions of birds are at risk. It’s a disturbing sight many of us have seen: A small bird flying full-speed towards a window or all-glass-walled building, only to crash with an audible thwack against a window and […]

For sea otters, an oil spill isn’t just a nuisance. It can be life or death.       To save otters and other wildlife, we need to stop offshore drilling before it starts . Thick, tarry oil not only turns their homes near shore into a toxic wasteland but it can also coat their fur, disrupting their ability to warm themselves and, at worst, […]
Oppose harmful offshore drilling

Whether you live on one of America’s coasts or not, we need your help to stop offshore drilling that would fuel climate change and threaten some of our rarest and more beloved ocean wildlife.      The Threat of Offshore Drilling At Environmental Action we believe that a cleaner, greener world is possible. But we also know that a better world can only be […]
Jaguar (Photo: edmondlafoto)

Send a creative message to U.S.-based Cargill, calling on the company to save the home of jaguars.       The Threat to Jaguars With fewer than 15,000 jaguars remaining in the wild, we need to act now.1 The tropical forests that are home to these animals are shrinking fast: an area equivalent to 40 football fields has been lost every minute of every day for […]
Elephants in Tanzania (Photo: nike159, pixabay)

U.S. trophy hunters shouldn’t be killing endangered African elephants. To stop the killing, these beloved animals need your voice. Under a March 2018 decision by the Trump administration, U.S. trophy hunters can once again kill elephants and lions abroad. They can import their hides and other body parts as trophies. The good news? You can help save elephants with just 30 seconds […]
Save wolves in Wyoming (Photo: Pixabay)

In Wyoming’s wolf hunt last year — the first since gray wolves lost Endangered Species Act protections there — 76 wolves were killed. This year’s hunt was extended to be a month longer than the first, and the quota of wolves that can be killed is higher, too.1,2   At least three dozen wolves are already dead on the doorstep of Yellowstone […]