Protect the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker from Extinction

Target: Ford Overton, Commission Chairman, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Goal: Protect the rare ivory-billed woodpecker from certain extinction.

The ivory-billed woodpecker is one of the most threatened bird species in the United States. In fact, it was believed to be extinct in 1994, but was recently spotted once more in the early 21st century. This sighting has given researchers hope that the bird still lives in the forests of the southeastern United States. However, more must be done to protect the bird if there is any hope for its survival.

The ivory-billed woodpecker is known for its size, with a 30-inch wingspan. Construction and development have robbed the bird of its habitat. Logging is the primary reason behind the bird’s decades-long disappearance. It has robbed it of its habitat, has isolated it from mates, and has led to its rapid decline.

The bird cannot disappear again. More must be done to protect the few that remain in the wild. Sign the petition to demand that more be done to protect the ivory-billed woodpecker from extinction.


Dear Mr. Overton,

In 1944, it was believed the ivory-billed woodpecker was extinct. The bird, with its 30-inch wingspan, was believed to have disappeared from the southeastern United States entirely. This changed in the early 21st century, when the bird was spotted again. However, its future is fragile.

More must be done to protect the bird from extinction. Protect its habitat from logging, construction, and development. Ensure the bird does not disappear again.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Arthur A. Allen


  1. When is man going to stop destroying everything that lives??
    These birds play a big part in our eco system & they deserve to be protected. Stop the logging & replant more trees instead of huge dwellings for man. What about the birds homes which are in danger?

  2. We lose 150-200 species of plant, insect, bird and mammal every day.
    The main cause of extinction is loss of habitat.
    How can we allow this?
    If things do not change, we are doomed.

  3. Justin Recht says:

    Stop using the forests for building houses, do not export precious forests to countries that eliminated theirs!

    What will be used for building when all our forests are gone?
    Put your thinking cap on and use recyclable materials to built!

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