The illegal ivory trade claims up to 100 elephants a day, and a legal loophole allows poachers and traffickers to undercut the worldwide ban on trading this product. Urge New York to keep ivory sales out of one of the nation’s largest ivory markets.
A herd of roe deer accidentally became trapped when a new set of security fences was built around a plant. The company now plans to kill the deer. Save the roe deer and demand their relocation.
Over 2,000 pounds of illegally harvested shark fins were recently seized by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Applaud this bust, and the Department’s ongoing efforts to end the cruel practice of shark finning.
A new suburb is being planned directly in the flight path of 10 million bats that live in Bracken Cave, the largest bat habitat on earth. Protect this unique natural treasure from suburban sprawl.
If not stopped, the largest open-pit mine in North America will soon be built in Bristol Bay, Alaska. This pristine region is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, and would be devastated by the mine. In order to protect the sockeye salmon and the surrounding ecosystem, we must ensure this gigantic open-pit mine is stopped.
The Oregon Board of Forestry has opened almost half a million acres of state-managed forest to logging despite the possible threats this may pose to endangered species. Urge the Department of Forestry to reconsider the plan and prioritize protections for threatened wildlife.
A coal company spilled over 100,000 gallons of toxic coal ash slurry, destroying six miles of a local waterway and decimating wildlife. This is the third spill by this company in four years. Condemn this horrible track record of environmental destruction and demand the company to clean up their act.
Free-roaming bison are at risk of being unnecessarily slaughtered for migrating outside the borders of Yellowstone National Park. Urge government officials to extend bison territory and make it illegal to slaughter them outside of Yellowstone.
The Australian parliament is considering granting the environment minister immunity for his approval of controversial mining projects. This will allow the minister to begin environmentally harmful projects without any repercussions or measures in place by which they can be stopped. Protect the legal right of environmentalists to challenge these decisions.
India produces between 10 and 15 tons of construction and demolition waste each year. To deal with quickly dwindling landfill space, India recently opened its first construction and demolition waste recycling facility. Applaud India for choosing this environmentally sustainable waste management option.
PepsiCo has been fueling its trucks with toxic tar sand oil despite claims of being an environmentally responsible company. Sign the petition to urge the company to end this harmful practice.
Germany plans to raze a village to make room for a strip mine, even after the country made an impressive commitment to clean energy. The strip mine will relocate the villagers, forcing them to abandon their homes, and the operation will further pollute the planet. Demand Germany’s president to halt all plans for the sake of our planet.
A pro-oil group has resorted to deception in its attempts to discredit renewable energy, claiming independence while accepting donations from billionaire oil barons. Demand that the group’s President end his campaign of misinformation.
Gabon, home to over half of Africa’s remaining elephants, has seen a drop in elephant populations by a third in the past decade. Demand that urgent measures be taken in order to save Gabon’s forest elephants.
A coal ash pond recently ruptured and spilled more than 80,000 tons of coal ash into a North Carolina river. This environmental tragedy could have been avoided if Governor Pat McCrory had not blocked attempts that were made to force Duke Energy to clean up its dangerous coal ash pits. Condemn the governor’s actions and urge him to resign.
A scientific peer review unanimously determined that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service used flawed science as its basis for removing federal protections for wolves. We must tell the USFWS that we will not be fooled by false science and political scheming. Demand that wolves continue to receive federal protections.
Even though Sumatran tigers are protected by anti-poaching laws, habitat loss and illegal poaching have led to a drastic decline in their population in recent years. Today, fewer than 400 tigers remain on the island of Sumatra. Tell officials to protect the Sumatran tigers’ habitat and save them from extinction.
Deep in the jungles of the Congo, a community of chimpanzees has lived undisturbed for generations. Yet civil war, poaching and poverty threaten these unique animals at an alarming rate. Call on the United Kingdom to follow through with its commitment to put an end to the illegal wildlife trade.
An international oil company has requested permission to conduct seismic testing in Australian waters, potentially deafening endangered southern right whales that migrate through the area. Tell officials to reject the company’s application and help save whales from injury.
Urban beekeeping can help to save the global bee population from disappearing completely. Encourage Los Angeles, a major city with a thriving bee population, to adopt regulations to legally allow urban beekeeping.
With the advent of factory farms, the run-off from excess manure has become a serious environmental problem. Manure creates dead zones in the waterways, threatens animal species, and poses a risk of wide-spread contamination. Sign this petition to demand stricter regulations against run-off pollution.
A Southwestern fort belonging to the United States Army is depleting the San Pedro River, an important habitat for numerous species, including some that are already considered to be endangered. Demand the fort to prevent serious destruction to the river and its inhabitants by decreasing its groundwater pumping.
A startup has developed an innovative method of sustainable rooftop farming that will revolutionize farming opportunities. Applaud their dedication to sustainable, local agricultural solutions for urban communities.
A fire department annual fundraiser involves the mass killing of squirrels for prizes of money and guns. These types of contests devalue the life of animals and have no place in our society. Condemn this barbaric animal killing contest.
A large and unique population of chimpanzees needs protection from poachers and rogue militia groups. Tell governments at a global summit to protect these fascinating animals.