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The Endangered Species Coalition is a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, education, religious, sporting, outdoor recreation, business and community organizations working to protect our nation's disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places.

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Petitioning Secretary Ryan Zinke

Do not allow trophy hunters to kill Zimbabwe's elephants and bring the body parts to the US

The Department of Interior announced at a meeting of the Safari Club International that they would end a ban on the importation of the remains of elephants hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia. This action is intended to help this species “by putting much-needed revenue back into conservation,” according to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, but will encourage more killing of these already threatened animals. In 2015, the Obama administration determined that Zimbabwe could not demonstrate how hunting elephants would enhance this species survival. The decision by the Department of Interior comes at a time of political chaos in Zimbabwe–a nation that has a history of corruption and an absence of sound management strategies for its wildlife. Zimbabwe's elephant population has declined six percent in less than two decades and President Robert Mugabe celebrated his birthday last year by eating an elephant. Reversing the ban now, when Zimbabwe is in chaos and has shown no ability or desire to protect its elephants is outrageous and inexplicable. Please reverse this decision and leave the ban in place.

41,989 supporters
Petitioning U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Protect the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act is helping to save more than 1,600 U.S. plants, fish, and animal species from extinction so they will continue to be a part of our children's and grandchildren's worlds. This benchmark conservation law has saved the bald eagle, gray whale, grizzly bear, and many others and has a whopping 99 percent success record at preventing the extinction of listed species. In spite of the success of this law and the urgent need for the protections it provides, Congress has taken aim at it with more than two dozen pieces of legislation that would weaken it. Bills that would transfer Endangered Species Act listing decisions from scientists to politicians, legislatively delist wolves, and block courts from reviewing these actions. Please sign the petition to tell Congress that you support the Endangered Species Act and oppose any efforts to weaken it.

6,087 supporters