The Endangered Species Act has prevented 99% of the species it has covered from going extinct. It has helped revive iconic species like the bald eagle, the American alligator and the California condor. Now, anti-wildlife members of Congress have introduced legislative attacks that would gut the Act, jeopardizing the existence of plants and animals across the U.S.
We can't let this fundamental environmental law be decimated by the President and anti-wildlife lawmakers.
Here are 6 simple things you can do right now on Endangered Species Day to help preserve the Endangered Species Act and save imperiled wildlife:
- Speak out to defend the Endangered Species Act: Tell your senators and representative to stand up for the Endangered Species Act and oppose any efforts that would further jeopardize our nation's wildlife and wildlands.
- Protect Yellowstone's grizzly bears: Urge the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to reverse its proposed plans to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections from grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone region.
- Save the vaquita: Help save the vaquita — the world's smallest and most endangered porpoise — by boycotting shrimp from Mexico, pressuring a guilty industry to act.
- Educate yourself: Read about how Trump's proposed budget cut to the Department of the Interior would starve the agency of critical resources needed to recover species and enforce the Endangered Species Act.
- Stay updated on our fight to save giraffes: Read about NRDC and its partners' recently-submitted petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging the agency to protect giraffes under the Endangered Species Act.
- Share on social: Share our special Endangered Species Act graphic to let your friends and family know that you're dedicated to defending the Endangered Species Act and protecting wildlife.
We must show the Trump administration and Congress that we will fight to protect imperiled wildlife and wildlands at all costs.
- Sylvia Fallon
Wildlife Conservation Project Director, NRDC