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.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is trying to prematurely strip Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections from nearly all gray wolves in the lower 48 states. This could be a death sentence for wolves!
Fall in the Smokies, © Randy Traynor
The administration proposed to massively scale back protections under the Clean Water Act. New guidelines propose to strip protections from over half our wetlands, and agencies could later adopt a rule that would threaten at least 70% of our nation’s streams.
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.
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.
One in four species of sharks is already in danger of extinction. The U.S. must take a leading role in the fight to stop the slaughter by banning the trade of shark fins at the national level. Call on your members of Congress to support S. 793 and H.R. 1456, the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act, and put an end to the U.S. commercial fin trade.
Building a massive, impenetrable barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border would wreak havoc on wildlife, critical habitat and communities. For many species, it would be the end of the road – and as a taxpayer, Congress and the administration expect you to foot the bill for its destruction. Tell Congress not to use your taxes to fund the end of the road for wildlife.