An NBC show host recently posted a picture of her posing with a lion she shot. The host, Melissa Bachman, is a well-known trophy hunter. On her show, she is shown laughing and giving the camera the ‘thumbs-up’ every time she kills a wild animal. Urge NBC to take her off the air and stop supporting trophy hunting.
A study conducted by the Humane Society of the United States revealed that Maryland’s roadside zoos are housing dangerous, exotic animals in filthy and unsafe structures. We must urge Maryland’s governor to amend state law to ensure the safety of the animals and the public.
The Peruvian Amazon supports countless wildlife species, as well as communities who practice traditional agriculture. Now this region is under threat from illegal deforestation. Urge Peru’s government to stop the destruction now.
The last great pine forests in the United States are threatened by global warming and an invasive beetle species. Please urge the government of New Jersey to stop the devastation caused by this destructive beetle.
The Bureau of Land Management proposes to allow a dangerous drilling practice known as fracking in national forests, near water sources, and right next to national parks. Demand that these precious lands be protected and preserved instead.
Coca-Cola is funding efforts to deny consumers the right to know whether foods they buy contain genetically modified organisms. Tell this company to stop financing secrecy, and respect their customers’ right to information.
A major nature conservancy organization has successfully saved a rare species of endangered island fox. This accomplishment took years of dedication, and stands out among the many news headlines heralding extinctions and environmental destruction. Thank this organization for its success in dedication to wildlife conservation.
California recently passed a law to regulate fracking in the state. Support this of legislation, and encourage other states to pass similar laws protecting our environment from heedless and destructive exploitation.
New legislation has given the public a rare opportunity to increase knowledge about our vast oceans, and ultimately protect their health. Push to establish a secure fund to support research, responsible management, and habitat restoration in the oceans.
A major radioactive waste site is not being cleaned up properly, and leaks into groundwater pose a very real danger. Voice your concern about this looming environmental disaster, and urge the U.S. Department of Energy to clean up the mess it made.
The Central Kalahari Game Reserve sustains indigenous peoples and spectacular wildlife populations. Call for an end to dangerous proposals that would open this ecosystem to resource extraction.
Following a disastrous spill, oil company Tesoro Logistics hired a notorious contractor to oversee its cleanup. Tell Tesoro that the cleanup, not public relations, must be priority number one.
Mayor Bloomberg announced a solar panel facility will be built as part of the renovations to turn a 2,200 acre landfill into a park. Besides enjoying water activities and art installations, citizens will know the park is creating a better, cleaner source of energy. Sign the petition to support these efforts to help both humans and the environment.
More than half of European donkey breeds are currently at risk of extinction. Misunderstood for centuries, donkeys have been neglected for too long. Urge investment in research to protect this species and conserve a way of life.
In the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo is a species of ape that lives nowhere else in the world. Urge the Congo government to protect the shrinking habitat of this remarkable endangered species.
Sea turtles have inhabited this planet for over 100 million years, but are currently threatened by commercial fishermen who illegally harvest their eggs. Urge the Prime Minister of Thailand to take stronger steps to protect endangered sea turtle eggs from poachers.
The bigeye tuna has been overfished, and efforts must be made to ensure long-term sustainability of the species. Please take action to encourage a fishing quota to save the bigeye tuna from being at risk of extinction.
Methane emissions are 50 percent higher than previous estimates because of leaks at oil and gas production sites. Please urge the EPA to consider this new study, act accordingly, and curb human-related methane emissions.
A major U.S. coal company and a railroad corporation are planning to export over a billion tons of low quality coal to China. Please protect Montana, America’s Pacific Northwest, and the world from the ravages of this coal export system.
Climate change and human activities jeopardize the world’s fish and wildlife populations. Act now to protect sensitive ocean habitats from drilling, overfishing and other threats to their survival.
Hundreds of thousands of seals are violently clubbed to death in Canada every year. Europe has taken action to stop this slaughter by banning the import of seal products. Applaud these efforts to protect innocent seals.
Toxic waste threatens birds, monk seals and sea turtles on remote Tern Island. Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to commit to the island’s restoration and the protection of its wildlife.
Fracking uses a blend of carcinogenic and toxic chemicals to extract oil and gas from the earth. More than half the tonnage of chemicals is left to contaminate nearby drinking water. Voice your support for new, common sense regulations that help protect the citizens of Wyoming from this danger.
Famed actor Leonardo Dicaprio recently granted 3 million dollars to the World Wildlife Foundation to help tigers in Nepal. Applaud this generous donation that will help the World’s endangered tigers.
West Virginia is considering a bill that would ban the private ownership of dangerous exotic animals. For the protection of the humans who can never provide a natural habitat for these animals, and for the safety of the animals who truly belong in the wild, urge the governor to pass this into law.