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Save Monk Seals
  • Petitioned Congress

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Save Monk Seals

    1. Terrie  Williams
    2. Petition by

      Terrie Williams

      Santa Cruz, CA

Hawaiian monk seals are the only pinniped species (seal, sea lion, or walrus) that is found exclusively in the United States.  The monk seal faces impending extinction (within 50 years) as a result of habitat infringement, entanglements, contaminants, food limitation, and other threats.  In addition to contributing to biodiversity, monk seals are a top marine predator and play a vital role in the ocean ecosystem; their loss would likely have ecosystem-wide repercussions.  The Hawaiian monk seal can be saved if resources are devoted to better understanding and mitigating the threats they face.  Yet the budget for saving this species was cut by approximately 35% in 2011, undermining current successful mitigation efforts.

Tell congress that you support efforts to save Monk seals from extinction and that you care what happens to the Hawaiian Monk Seal.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. We are happy to announce our new website in support of monk seals!

      Terrie  Williams
      Petition Organizer

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    3. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Phillip Garbrecht LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Monk seals contribute to the running of ocean ecosystems. Our species is not independent from others. We can improve the existence of all creatures simply by paying more attention to the effects of human behavior and adjusting it.

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    • Alanna McDermott GRASS VALLEY, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Preserving the diversity of natural species in the world is really important, especially when they are the only type of their kind around!

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    • Helen Crawford NEVADA CITY, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      The generations to come deserve their heritage to be protected by those of us who come before.

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    • Emily McDermott NEVADA CITY, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Losing any species is a tragedy. These seals need help.

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    • Michael Corley HONOLULU, HI
      • 2 months ago

      Extinction is preventable. We need to help.

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