Recently, the Trump administration released its finalized revisions for how the federal government assesses and implements species recovery under the Endangered Species Act. While the final rule can improve how federal agencies collaborate on recovery efforts for endangered species, we are concerned with changes that inappropriately insert economic considerations into the listing process and others that could reduce core protections for threatened species.
Rare and important species across the country, from the tiny piping plover to the majestic bald eagle, are increasingly at risk.
At a time when threats like habitat loss, increased development, and climate change are driving a staggering level of species decline across the globe, now is the time to be more proactive in protecting endangered and threatened species, not less.
We must ensure that the Endangered Species Act is well funded and defended from changes that weaken protections for species. Call on Congress today to protect this critical law. Tell your leaders you support the act and collaborative efforts to save species from extinction.
America needs to honor our commitments to global climate action. Call for strong and continued U.S. leadership.
The lands that the endangered Florida panther calls home are at risk. Only 180 of these majestic cats are left, and every acre of habitat is critical. Call on Congress today to protect the natural resources the panther and other wildlife depends on.
It's simple: we can't protect our nation's air, water and natural places unless we protect conservation funding.
Invasive species run amok in our lakes, parks -- and even in our own backyards. They overrun native plants and damage the lands and waters that plants and animals need to survive.
Congress is close to taking a critical step to reduce U.S. energy use -- an essential strategy in the fight against climate change. But unless they hear from you now, this vital legislation will go unpassed, increasing threats to nature and communities.
There’s a leafy superhero in your backyard. How much do you know about the power of trees?
Uphold Protections for Endangered Species
The Endangered Species Act is one of America's bedrock conservation laws. The act has protected our country's most beloved and iconic species, such as the gray wolf, grizzly bear, and the bald eagle, for the last 40 years.
One-third of all U.S. wildlife species are already imperiled or vulnerable. At a time when threats like habitat loss, increased development, and climate change are driving a staggering level of species decline across the globe, now is the time to be more proactive in protecting endangered and threatened species, not less.
I am writing to you to let you know that I support the Endangered Species Act and oppose any changes that weaken protections for species. I call on you to protect endangered species across the nation.