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endangered species act

17 petitions

Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, David Bernhardt

Keep Gray Wolves Safe From Slaughter

This is it. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has declared a nationwide war on wolves. He's pulled the plug on saving America's wolves by stripping Endangered Species Act protection from nearly every wolf in the lower 48. The fate of this species now rests with the states.  Here's what will happen next: We'll return to the days when wolves were shot on sight, crushed in steel traps and poisoned with their families in their dens. Thousands of wolves will die. And more than four decades of work to save these iconic animals will come to a screeching, bloody halt.  It's unacceptable, and we must stand up against it.  Across the country these smart, social animals are still just getting a toehold on survival after being driven to the brink of extinction. Only a single known wolf pack lives wild in all of California, where packs once roamed free.  In the few places where wolves exist today they still face persecution. States beholden to special interests are eager to let them be hunted, trapped and poisoned with the same kind of violence that nearly drove them extinct more than a century ago.  Remember what happened after Bernhardt ended protection for Yellowstone's grizzly bears. The state of Wyoming quickly launched a plan to let trophy hunters shoot more than 20 bears that wandered out of the national park.  Thankfully the Center for Biological Diversity and wildlife activists like you stopped the grizzly hunt. We have to do the same for Berhnhardt's plan for our wolves — or we risk putting this beloved species on the path toward extinction once again. The Center has launched legal action to fight back. We won't stop fighting until wolves are safe from persecution. Sign the the petition today to join the fight. 

Center for Biological Diversity
383,372 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Fight for the Endangered Species Act

Trump has just gutted the Endangered Species Act. New rules put in place by Trump and David Bernhardt will scale back critical protections for species listed as threatened and will make protecting new species under the Act even more challenging. Profits are now prioritized over wildlife protection—a give-away to greedy corporations that view our public lands and waters as profit centers. Think about what's at stake. Without the Endangered Species Act, wolves wouldn't be roaming the Rocky Mountains, grizzly bears wouldn't be in Yellowstone, bald eagles wouldn't be flying from coast to coast. The Act today is a lifeline for more than 1,700 animals and plants, from polar bears and ice seals to the dusky gopher frog and Hawaiian petrels. We know what happens when imperiled species lose protections: they get shot, trapped, poisoned out of existence. The Endangered Species Act has saved 99 percent of the species it protects from extinction. When animals lose protections too soon, or never get protected at all, they’re pushed faster toward extinction, and some even end up as wall mounts or pelts for living room floors. Demand Congress uphold the Endangered Species Act, the bedrock law that saved our country's wolves, grizzlies and bald eagles. Too many species — birds, fish, frogs, wolves, bears and whales — are counting on us. Join our resistance — sign our petition to stop the attacks on the Endangered Species Act and to save this law.

Center for Biological Diversity
184,636 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Senator Jim Boyd, Commissioner James Satcher, Rep. Tommy Gregory

Save the Florida Panther- Save the Wildlife

A 20 yr. old County Master Development Plan (Ellenton, Mantee Co, FL) now threatens to destroy 18.75 acres of virgin old growth forest to build 70 homes by Pulte Builders.  This old growth forest is unique because it is home to the Critically Endangered Florida Panther, which is documented on video in our community. We have verified sightings of our National Bald Eagles, Bobcats with Cubs, Egrets, egg bearing turtles, 40 different migrating birds and many other wildlife. They exist here, in our urban area, because of this tract of land. There are < 230 Florida Panthers alive in the State of Florida. They WILL NOT SURVIVE if we do not take into account their existence and preserve areas of green corridor expansion! This 18.75 acres is in Ellenton, FL and it is in the critical Panther expansion corridor (April National Geographic-Florida Panther). Construction development is imperative to meet housing needs. However, it must be done strategically, it must be adaptable to change in the economy and in the ecological impact it will have on the land, the wildlife, the habitat, as well as the flow of nature’s water system. Our communities are working to stop this destruction by rallies, letters, media, newspapers and petitions. Please sign and help us Save the Florida Panther and the unique wildlife! The Manatee County Commissioners make their decision, Thursday, June 3rd...9am.

Victoria Shaffer
1,523 supporters
Update posted 1 year ago

Petition to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

We want animals that are not common household pets to have a better life.

   This is a problem my friends and I have been trying to solve for a long time. Almost everyone will donate to domesticated animals (and we’re focusing on cats and dogs here)- which are common household pets, but not everyone will donate to a wolf. To a snake. To a lion. And we’re still so focused on saving dogs and cats, which are overpopulated, instead of saving lions, tigers, cheetahs, which are estimated to be extinct by 2050.     Of course we should save all animals. But the problem right now is how much we’re saving the overpopulated animals versus how ignorant we are at saving the very, very endangered animals. Even canned hunting is allowed right now- that means zoos raise lions, sell them to an enclosed outdoor hunting area, and people are allowed to shoot.     I love dogs and cats. However, we should also focus on wild animals. If you’ve had a cat or dog before, they’ll sometimes go out or run out on their own. I’ll tell you what happens when you let domesticated animals roam free.    In Australia, half of the native bird’s species are wiped out due to feral cats, with collars on them, released by owners. It’s legal to kill feral animals, and I’m not saying you should, but people there just see a feral cat and do nothing about it. That’s a problem. You don’t have to kill, but at least do something about it.    In New Zealand, if you ever have a dog and let the dog loose, the dog will likely go into a forest and eat the kiwi birds.     Yes, all animals play a role in the life cycle. Just some roles are not as big as others- the Thylacine, hunted to extinction by humans just because of fear (there are no documented Thylacine attacks), doesn’t really make the world seem so different. But if all of the top predators go extinct- wolves, lions, tigers, snakes, etc., something would be off.     Let’s focus on the savannah for a bit. Lions and cheetahs are one of the top predators on the savannah, and if they go extinct, the gazelles will overpopulate. They’ll overpopulate so much that not even the snakes and the crocodilians could control it. They’ll eat all the plants, along with other herbivores, and the plants won’t grow fast enough. Pretty soon, all of them die and there goes our savannah population. If it keeps happening, humans will soon be affected, and the ‘soon’ is sooner than you think.    Some animal rescue centers say ‘animal rescue’ but what they really mean is ‘cat and dog rescue’. So please, consider what humans and domesticated animals are doing to the wild animals. It is very hard to find donations or organizations that focus on wildlife alone, or other animals mixed with cats and dogs.     Now is the time to change. Change the lives of unfortunate animal species. Change the world today, together.     Thank you for reading- I hope that, by the end of this article, you’ll learn something new and be more aware. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is one of the places you could donate to. Donate here.

Husk K.
201 supporters