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 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.
Once again, Congress has its sights set on Alaska. And this time, it’s the Tongass National Forest – home to the highest concentration of breeding bald eagles in the world – that could be laid to waste. Stop the destruction of irreplaceable wildlife habitat! Urge your senator to oppose any rider that would sell out the Tongass and America’s national forests.
Anti-wildlife members of Congress are aiming to sneak numerous destructive riders – or amendments – into this must-pass bill. These riders would block federal funding for gray wolf recovery in the lower 48 states, end red wolf recovery efforts and declare them extinct, permit cruel "predator control" methods on Alaska national preserves and undercut the foundations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Congress should be focused on fully funding wildlife protections – especially the ESA – not finding new ways to tear them down. Demand your representatives in Congress oppose all anti-ESA and anti-wildlife riders in the omnibus funding bill.
Desert Tortoise
The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) was a result of intense collaboration between state and federal agencies, tribes, renewable energy developers, conservationists and recreationalists and strikes a balance between the needs of wildlife and renewable energy development. But now the Trump administration is seeking to reopen the plan and change the rules on more than 10 million acres of public land – less than 18 months after the plan was finalized. TAKE ACTION: Tell the administration that you oppose re-opening the DRECP.
Grizzly Bears
Wildlife has value that cannot be calculated. But the Trump administration has put a price on our wildlife and they have shown time and again that they are willing to trade it away for short-sighted gains and to win favor with special interests. Right now, our policy experts are pouring over the details of these plans and we will be keeping you up-to-date with further information as we learn more. But you don't have to wait to take action on behalf of wildlife. Voice your opposition to these plans today!
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.
In its latest bid to sell out our public resources, the Trump administration recently announced its intentions to expose nearly all U.S. coastal waters to dirty and dangerous oil and gas exploration. Act Now: Demand that our marine wildlife and oceans be protected from destructive oil and gas drilling.
Please stand with us. Together, we hope to collect a pledge signature for every caribou in the 200,000-strong Porcupine caribou herd, which is sustained by land we all own together as Americans.
Bumblebee, © Alle12/iStockphoto
Tell your members of Congress to oppose any legislative attempt to weaken ESA protections for species affected by pesticides!