wildlife

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
OR14, a female wolf in Oregon (Photo: Oregon Department of Fish and Game)

America’s iconic grey wolves were once nearly eliminated in the wild. Unless we stop the Trump administration’s new proposal, it could happen again.The Threat to Grey Wolves Gray wolves are working hard to regain a foothold in parts of the country where they were once completely exterminated. One adventurous Oregon wolf called OR-7 famously traveled over 1200 miles in search of […]
Tractor (Photo: PXHere)

In 2017, Monsanto’s herbicide dicamba cut a path of destruction across millions of acres of farmland and habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Researchers expect that twice as much will be sprayed in 2018.1,2 Dicamba Risks Biodiversity Dicamba harms or kills any plant not specifically treated to resist it. But the problem is, the herbicide doesn’t stay where it’s sprayed. The […]

President Trump is open to advice on whether to allow hunters to bring home elephant “trophies” for their walls and floors. The most famous elephant of all has some thoughts on the matter. For a few weeks recently, “The Greatest Showman” — the semi-true story of P.T. Barnum — was my daughter’s favorite movie.She’s moved onto “The Incredibles 2.” But, even […]
Bristol Bay (Photo: Richard Price, Unsplash)

Mining companies are seeking to build a large gold and copper mine, along with a pipeline, in the pristine Bristol Bay region of Alaska.1 A mine in this area would pollute wetlands, streams and lakes, and put salmon and other fish species at risk.  More than 65 percent of Alaskans and 80 percent of Bristol Bay residents, including indigenous peoples, strongly oppose […]

The Arctic Wildlife Refuge is America’s last wild frontier, home to polar bears, caribou, musk ox and other important species. You’d think that as a country we would be doing everything we could to protect this wild special place. Unfortunately, short-sighted plans are being put in place for short-term profit at the expense of wildlife that depends on this area to […]
African elephants, 2010. PHOTO Flickr user shankaronline (CC 2.0)

As you’re reading this, the International Wildlife Conservation Council — created by Interior Secretary Zinke shortly after the Trump administration reversed the ban on elephant hunt trophies — is having its second public meeting.1  The council’s members are mostly hunters and hunting advocates, including some that hunt elephants for sport.2,3Thousands of Environmental Action supporters have made their voices heard on […]
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 […]