Topic

wildlife conservation

62 petitions

Update posted 2 days 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
128,605 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Belle W. Baruch Foundation Board of Directors, George Chastain, Sydney Norris

Stop the fireworks at Hobcaw Barony for the 300th Anniversary Celebration

The Belle W. Baruch Foundation was formed in 1964 with the primary mission to conserve and protect the natural, ecological and cultural treasures of the 16,000 acres encompassing Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, South Carolina.   To celebrate the 300th Anniversary of Hobcaw Barony the Belle W. Baruch Foundation intends to host "Sunset Fireworks" at their black tie fundraiser over the waters of Winyah Bay.  This beautiful, historic natural area is home to important and protected wildlife species.  It is an area where aerial litter, toxic pollutants and noise from fireworks can do irreparable harm. The harmful impacts of fireworks are well documented and a commercial fireworks display in this remote area will place unnecessary stressors on the wildlife of the preserve and will litter the waters of Winyah Bay.  Additionally the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources prohibits the use of fireworks in wildlife preserves and maintains neighboring property at the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center Heritage Preserve. The signers of the petition respectfully request Mr. George Chastain, Executive Director and the Board of Directors of the Belle W. Baruch Foundation remove 'Sunset Fireworks' from their program to align with the mission and values of the Foundation and legacy of Belle W. Baruch to conserve the integrity of the land and water they are entrusted to protect.

Sandra Bundy
462 supporters