The West African manatee is being threatened by a new proposal to permit select oil companies to drill in the waters they call home. This will severely impact the fate of their survival, as they are already subject to various other threats. Urge officials to stop plans to drill in wildlife reserves and help protect this fragile ecosystem and its inhabitants.
A pest control company is killing wild pigeons and selling the meat to butcher shops where it is falsely advertised as “wild pate.” Tell officials to put an end to these unnecessary killings and to stop misleading consumers by banning the sale of wild pate.
Famous singer-songwriter Pete Seeger recently passed away, leaving behind a legacy filled with passion and love for the environment. His voice helped make United States waters cleaner and drinkable. Commend this man for his efforts.
In an effort to deter poachers from killing elephants, Hong Kong is incinerating its stockpile of ivory. With one of the largest supplies in the world, it is hoping to send a clear message that preserving the elephant population is a higher priority than buying illegally obtained ivory. Commend Hong Kong for its admirable conservation efforts.
A humane plan to limit deer population growth will save the lives of hundreds of deer in a Virginia city. Commend the city for using cruelty-free methods to control the deer population.
The New South Wales government recently proposed to lift a fishing ban in marine sanctuary zones, which could pose a threat to the recovering ecosystem. Ask that the ban, which positively affects marine populations on a local as well as global level, remain in place.
The Dallas Safari Club recently auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhino in Namibia. Condemn the club for condoning the hunting of a critically endangered species.
Over 550,000 acres of protected watershed are at risk of pollution from hydraulic fracturing in the Chesapeake Bay area. Demand that all fracking be banned from this vital watershed.
The firefly population is declining, often due to simple mistakes humans make that directly impact this fascinating species. Encourage the National Wildlife Federation to inform the public of simple ways they can protect fireflies from extinction.
Each year, Norwegians brutally slaughter thousands of whales with explosive harpoons. This barbaric practice must be opposed by the rest of the world.
Current projections estimate that emperor penguins may fade into extinction by the end of the century. By classifying them as an endangered species, these birds gain federal protections to preserve their shrinking habitats and bolster their populations. Defend these victims of climate change by encouraging their protection today.
A centuries-old native forest is about to be clear-cut. This will damage threatened species’ habitat and destroy the ecosystem. We must protect this vital old-growth forest from loggers before it is gone forever.
The Los Angeles City Council recently amended its Municipal Building Code to include a requirement for all new homes to feature ‘cool roofs,’ made with materials that naturally reflect most sunlight. Applaud this eco-friendly and homeowner-friendly amendment.
Twelve Countries around the Pacific Rim have been negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for the past three years. However, the agreement doesn’t address important key environmental issues. Include environmental Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
A hog farm in Eastern North Carolina is illegally discharging hog waste into a nearby river. Shut down this hog farm that is polluting water used for drinking and recreation until an environmentally-sustainable waste management solution can be developed.
Marine mammals and sea turtles are threatened by U.S. Navy plans to conduct training exercises in critical habitat areas. Demand the Navy halt these plans that will result in the unnecessary death of marine life.
In order to raise awareness for pet adoptions, a woman started a billboard campaign featuring shelter animals. So far, her campaign has found homes for over forty animals. Commend her for her efforts in saving these animals.
The world’s only remaining wild horse species was once declared extinct, but thanks to conservation efforts the animals are again breeding in the wild. Thank the conservation group that helped save the last wild horses.
Snow leopards are in danger of becoming extinct, but this fate can be avoided if governments and citizens take action. Encourage Afghanistan to lead conservation efforts for the big cats.
Celebrated comedian and “The Office” creator Ricky Gervais is asking the Australian government to reconsider plans to kill countless sharks. Please take a moment to thank him for fighting animal abuse and raising awareness about this important cause.
Two offshore companies have submitted plans to build the nation’s largest uranium mine in the Cibola National Forest, threatening local water supplies and endangered wildlife. Help stop the mine and protect the endangered species that call this area home.
A hydraulic fracking operation contaminated the surrounding water supply with a dangerous chemical used to wash coal, and nearby communities were misinformed about this danger. Ask the Environmental Protection Agency to set rigorous public information standards, so that all residents and concerned parties are aware of the risks caused by fracking.
A new dam project in Thailand threatens to destroy the last intact habitat of Indochinese tigers, decreasing their chances of survival and causing them to seek out new habitats in human-populated areas. Tell the Thailand government to oppose construction of this new dam and help save critically endangered tigers from extinction.
Representative David Schweikert, who has referred to global warming as “folklore,” was recently chosen as head of an important environmental subcommittee. Demand that Representative Schweikert resign his position as head of this subcommittee so that someone better suited for this role can be chosen.
Two U.S. Senators have proposed a new bill aimed at obstructing the regulation of hazardous chemicals used in fossil fuel operations. The bill would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from conducting health and safety tests on particular chemicals. Sign the petition to pressure Congress to oppose this bill.