Current Action Alerts

When you call or send messages to elected and regulatory officials, you can make a real difference for wildlife. Please check below to see where we need your help the most now.

Grizzly and cubs, © Jim Chagares
Congress has another vulnerable species in the crosshairs: Yellowstone’s grizzly bears. Both the House and Senate have introduced bills that would strip these grizzly bears of all ESA protections. Congressional meddling in wildlife conservation is becoming a lethal trend. And as we saw with gray wolves in the Northern Rockies, the inevitable outcome will be dead wildlife. Take action and let your elected officials know that you oppose this reckless scheme to kill grizzlies!
Hundreds of wildlife species are literally being traded into extinction. The international trade in wildlife and wildlife products is worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year, and the illegal trade is on a scale comparable to the worldwide trade in drugs and guns.
Orca, © Sethakan/istockphoto
The Columbia basin was once the final destination of some of the best salmon spawning runs in the world. But now that dams choke Washington’s rivers, it’s become extremely difficult for adult salmon to return home to spawn, or for juveniles to complete their journey to the ocean.
Grizzly Bear Cubs
Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt has so many conflicts of interest he has to carry a crib sheet to remember them all. A former oil and gas lobbyist, many of his actions as an Interior appointee have directly benefited the dirty industries he represented.
Ocelot, Tom Smylie, USFWS
Fewer than 80 ocelots remain in the United States, and this fragile population could be doomed by proposed border wall construction along an ecologically critical stretch of the Rio Grande.
Polar Bear
SAExploration, Inc. recently applied to conduct seismic testing in the biological heart of the Arctic Refuge this winter, in critical denning habitat for imperiled polar bears. If we can stop them, we can slow down or even prevent the oil invasion.
Unless we act fast, North Atlantic right whales will be gone forever. No more than 450 North Atlantic right whales are alive today, and deaths are outpacing births. That’s the very definition of critically endangered. A bill has been introduced in Congress to take the necessary steps to give these iconic whales a fighting chance at recovery.
The southern resident orca J-pod lost another member, four-year-old female J50. This is a devastating loss for the rapidly declining southern resident orca population and the third death this summer. Tell Governor Inslee to take immediate steps to save these orcas.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is in imminent danger. And if the ESA is destroyed, imperiled wildlife will lose its most important protections. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) has proposed a bill to cripple the ESA. This bill is a power grab designed to take away authority from scientists and give it to states that lack the resources needed to save wildlife from extinction. Tell your senators to oppose Barrasso’s bill and all efforts to rewrite the ESA.
The Trump administration’s proposal to open up oil and gas development along the Pacific Coast would intensify threats to orcas and quicken their extinction unless protective measures are adopted now. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) was expected to update the orcas’ critical habitat in 2017 to include coastal waters off Washington, Oregon and California but that update never happened. Urge NMFS to stop delaying this necessary step to save orcas before it’s too late.