• Petitioned U.S. Senate

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Louisiana-04
Rep. John Fleming
Louisiana
Sen. Mary Landrieu
Louisiana-02
Rep. Cedric Richmond
Louisiana
Sen. David Vitter
Louisiana-06
Rep. Bill Cassidy
Louisiana-01
Rep. Steve Scalise
Louisiana-03
Rep. Charles Boustany
Louisiana-05
Rep. Vance McAllister
Louisiana-07
Rep. Charles Boustany

Support LouisIANa Animals as Candidates Under the Endangered Species Act

    1. Petition by

      ISF Louisiana

On May 10, 2011, WildEarth Guardians entered into a  settlement agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The settlement aims to resolve years of litigation and shift the way endangered species are added to the threatened and endangered species list.  We hope it ends years of waiting for species on the candidate list – animals and plants that both the Service and WildEarth Guardians agree need the protection of the Endangered Species Act.

The settlement went before Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, D.C. May 10th. If approved, the settlement would require the Service to make a final determination on Endangered Species Act status for 251 candidate species by September 2016. Under the agreement the Service would also make findings over the next two years on a suite of citizens petitions for imperiled plants and animals.

The following animals are Louisiana's candidates under the Endangered Species Act: (1) Black pine snake; (2) Louisiana pine snake; (3) Pearl darter (Fish); (4) Rabbitsfoot (Mussel); (5) Red knot (Bird);  and (6) Sprague's pipit (Bird).

The Black pine snake, the Pearl Darter and the Red Knot are all extirpated species and can no longer be found in Louisiana at all though members of the species have been located in other areas.

We call on the United States Department of Fish and Wildlife Services to promptly find that these animals are endangered species and afford them the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

We call on the elected Congresspersons and Senators from the State of Louisiana to act persuasively in encouraging the US Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Services to identify these animals as endangered species and to include them in the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Another Invaluable Thank You!

      ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you Kristin Bauer van Straten for tweeting in support of the Louisiana Endangered Species Petition. Your help and support is invaluable.

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you Kellan Lutz for tweeting about the Louisiana Endangered Species Petition. Your support is greatly appreciated.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      We hit 100% of original goal (500) in the first 72 hours thanks to all of the animal lovers! We have now increased the goal by 50% to 750 signers.

    6. ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      We hit 90% of original goal in less than 72 hours!. We have updated the goal to add another 100 signers. Thanks for supporting and protecting the Endangered Species of LouisIANa!

    7. ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      We have blown past the 50% of goal objective that we set this morning. 48 hours in to this petition drive and we are at 64% of goal. We might need to start re-thinking our goal objective. Thank you to all the animal lovers who have signed this petition. LouisIANa thanks you too.

    8. Reached 250 signatures
    9. ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      We have started Day 2 at 33% of goal. Wondering if we can reach 50% of goal today?

    10. ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      We are 18 signers away from 30% of goal and it's only Day 1. Can we get to 150 signers before midnight?

    11. ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      We are over 20% of goal in only 24hours....only 4 signers away from 25% of goal.

    12. Reached 100 signatures
    13. ISF Louisiana
      Petition Organizer

      We are over 10% of the way to our goal in less than 24 hours! Let your friends know. Louisiana's native species need your support to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

    14. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Snyder KILLEEN, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      We need to stop the killing, its wrong....With out the animals the balance will fall greatly and the enviroment will lose its beauty. And then we will lose all hope...

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    • stacy rogers HARDINSBURG, KY
      • over 3 years ago

      we need so many more to sign this or these animals will not be here in the future the flooding as not only hurt the people and the towns in louisiana please help

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    • stacy rogers HARDINSBURG, KY
      • over 3 years ago

      we need so many more to sign this or these animals will not be here in the future the flooding as not only hurt the people and the towns in louisiana please help

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    • stacy rogers HARDINSBURG, KY
      • over 3 years ago

      we need so many more to sign this or these animals will not be here in the future the flooding as not only hurt the people and the towns in louisiana please help

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    • Lynda Goin LAS CRUCES, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      No more extinctions!

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