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wildlife

206 petitions

Update posted 4 hours ago

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

Fight for the Endangered Species Act

Trump has just launched the most dangerous attack ever made by a president on the Endangered Species Act. Trump’s proposal will scale back critical protections for species listed as threatened. It will make protecting new species under the Act even more challenging. It will remove language that ensures wildlife protection is prioritized over profits—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 1,000 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. Yellowstone grizzly bears lost protections last year last year, now they might be hunted outside of the national park. Wolves can now be shot in their dens on some national refuges. 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 that Trump and 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
130,184 supporters
Update posted 14 hours ago

Petition to United States Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine FIsheries Service

Block President Trump's dangerous efforts to harm the Endangered Species Act

If the Trump administration has its way, the North American Wolverine may be doomed to the endangered species list. For years pro-industry legislators have pushed for dismantling key provisions in the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and now the Department of the Interior and the Commerce Department’s National Marine Fisheries Service just announced a proposal to gut automatic protections for wildlife like the North American Wolverine and the Monarch Butterfly, to name a few, that are currently under consideration for threatened species protection. Sign and share today to stop the Trump administration from stripping 45 years of protection for threatened species from the Endangered Species Act. Under the guise of an administrative effort to scale back "government regulation," this new proposal is just a way to give agriculture and energy companies the freedom to drill and graze cattle in habitats earmarked for protected species. The new rules specifically target two provisions of the ESA: Protection for species listed as threatened — The new rule would only grant "certain protections" to threatened species, species at risk of becoming endangered if no action is taken, on a case-by-case basis. Economic factors for habitat protection — The new rule would allow officials to factor in economic opportunities, like drilling and ranching, when considering protection for wildlife. We have 60 days to tell the Trump administration to keep the ESA intact with these key wildlife protections. Sign and share today to protect the most at-risk species, like the North American Wolverine.

Finley B
24,606 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Kelly Susewind

Stop Killing Washington State’s Wolves

Washington state is going on a killing-spree of endangered wolves, and it must be stopped. Over Labor Day weekend, a helicopter sniper gunned down the sole adult male wolf of the Togo pack. He was the devoted father to two pups seen in the video above. In a sick twist, the state admitted that killing him could force the remaining adult female to hunt livestock to feed the pups. In effect, the state has set her up to have conflicts with livestock, knowing they could kill her and the two pups next. Just weeks later, a sniper in a helicopter shot and killed a five-month-old wolf pup from the Old Profanity Territory pack. These wolves are living in the exact territory where the state slaughtered seven wolves from the Profanity Peak pack in 2016 – leaving just one female to fend for herself with three pups. Killing a pup is grotesque and inhumane — and a clear sign that the state's ramping up its campaign to kill wolves at the behest of special interests. The Old Profanity Territory pup whose life was taken only weighed 50 pounds and was still developing his canine teeth. It was nowhere near ready to hunt on its own. Time and again Washington's spineless state officials bow to the interests of a powerful few by putting the profits of the livestock industry above the well-being of wildlife. The state has killed 16 state-endangered wolves from four different packs, all at the bidding of a single cattle business. Another three were killed for other livestock operations. It's a bloody legacy that can't continue. The Center for Biological Diversity is fighting in the courts and the streets to end this brutal slaughter of wolves for good. Our activists were at the Washington state capitol protesting and we won’t let up pressuring the state to stop this wolf-killing spree. We're fighting for each and every wolf and each and every pack. Sign the petition to tell Washington wildlife director Kelly Susewind to stop killing endangered wolves to line the pockets of just a handful of cattle businesses.

Center for Biological Diversity
377,970 supporters