Target: Barack Obama, President of the United States
Goal: Applaud historic recovery of multiple endangered species.
Endangered species in the United States are recovering at a record rate thanks to aggressive legislation and governmental protections. In the past 7 years, 19 species have had their “endangered” status removed as population numbers continue to climb.
The urgent fight to protect these vulnerable animals has been well-documented, as evidenced by the ForceChange petitions found here and here. The most recent “delistings” are of three types of fox living in California. These foxes have experienced the “fastest successful recovery” of any species to date, according to the Department of the Interior.
The department credits a captive breeding program and vaccination campaign as significant contributors to this astonishing recovery, which validates the usefulness of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 2016 alone, six species have been removed from the endangered list, which is a record.
These encouraging statistics prove that conservation methods are working and deserve to remain in place. Sign the petition below to thank the Obama administration for their dedication to protecting the country’s threatened species.
Dear Mr. Obama,
I am writing to commend you and your administration for the recent surge in recovery rates for endangered animals. In the past seven years, 19 species have been “delisted,” with six species being removed from the roster in 2016 alone.
This historic recovery serves as proof that conservation efforts are working. The Endangered Species Act is saving the lives of countless animals and bringing back multiple species from the edge of extinction. Thank you once again for your dedicated effort to save our planet and the valuable creatures that live here.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service