Protect the Venus Flytrap - Endangered Species Petition

Despite being well known, hugely popular, and widely cultivated, wild populations of the Venus flytrap have declined greatly in number and extent.  This species only grows in one region -- the coastal plains of the Carolinas.  Wild plants here are threatened by illegal poaching, development pressures, storm surges, and the loss of wet pine savanna habitats that are damp, open, and burn regularly.  Given its declines and these direct and indirect threats to its persistence, we petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Venus Flytrap as Endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Chief, Conservation & Classification, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program
    Bridget Fahey
  • Regional Director (Region 4), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    Cindy Dohner


    Donald Waller started this petition with a single signature, and now has 706 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.