Wolves can’t ask for habitat. Whales can’t stop ship traffic. Birds can’t speak for the trees. Jaguars can’t stop the border wall. Most Americans value wildlife and wild places and when it comes to protecting wildlife, no matter your political affiliation. What matters is preserving habitat, giving wildlife a chance at survival and keeping our Earth inhabitable. Politicians hold great sway over the decisions involved in protecting the environment. Fortunately, we hold great sway in choosing our politicians. Are you willing to vote with wildlife in mind on Election Day?
Whether your favorite species is a gray wolf or a black-footed ferret or something in between, there's always a reason to vote for wildlife. Follow along on the way to the 2020 Election to learn how you can vote with wildlife in mind. Don't forget to register and cast your vote in November!
Vote for Sea Otters
What's at stake? For sea otters in the Pacific, oil spills and pollution continue to poison their habitat. Human interactions, including boat strikes, fishing gear entanglement and aggression or disruption from boaters, also pose a significant threat to these playful creatures.
Vote for Sea Turtles
What's at stake? For turtles, the ocean is full of dangers, from offshore drilling to fishing gear to plastic debris, and on land habitat destruction and artificial lighting endanger nesting and hatching sea turtles.
Vote for Right Whales
What's at stake? North Atlantic right whales encounter vessel traffic, fishing gear, seismic testing and other hazards on their annual migrations between their North Atlantic feeding grounds and their calving grounds in warmer waters.
Vote for Mexican Gray Wolves
Vote for Jaguars
What's At Stake? The survival of jaguars in the U.S. is uncertain as construction of the border wall cuts them off from habitat north of the border and trophy hunting and illegal trafficking are a major challenge in Latin America.
Vote for Polar Bears
What's At Stake? Climate change, and the loss of sea ice habitat, is the greatest threat to polar bears. But as rules change and protections disappear, the oil and gas industry may soon paint a more ominous picture for Arctic habitat.
Vote for Black-Footed Ferrets
What’s At Stake? Once thought to be extinct in the wild, there are now around 350 black-footed ferrets, but loss of habitat, loss of prairie dogs, plague and human intolerance threaten their comeback.
Vote for Gray Wolves
What’s at Stake? Colorado voters will decide on a ballot initiative to bring gray wolves back to the state this fall.
"We only have a few months left to think about the path we’ll be choosing come November. Let’s embrace November 3rd as another Earth Day. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to fight for a healthy planet, to stand up for a diverse and inclusive world for ourselves and for wildlife, and to vote accordingly."