Protect Rare Bumblebee from Extinction

Target: Aurelia Skipwith, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Protect rare bumblebee from complete extinction.

The Suckley’s cuckoo bumblebee has lost over 90 percent of its population and stands to lose the remaining portion in only a few short years if immediate action is not taken to prevent its extinction. Sign the petition to demand that protections be enforced that will help this bumblebee come back from the brink of death.

The bees used to be populous in prairies, meadows, and grasslands; however, the last time this bee has been seen in the wild was in Oregon in 2017. Grazing, pesticide use, and climate change have destroyed its western habitat. In addition, this parasitic species thrives off host species, but climate change is also killing the bee’s host.

Action must be taken to protect this bee species from extinction. This bee is an important indicator species. Without it, countless other species may experience a similar tragic fate. Demand that the federal government grant this species protections under the Endangered Species Act.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Skipwith,

Every species, no matter its size, deserves a chance at life. This chance has been robbed from the Suckley’s cuckoo bumblebee, which has seen its population decrease by over 90 percent due to habitat loss and climate change. The bee has not been seen in the wild since 2017.

If this bee is lost, it indicates danger for countless other bee species in America. Help protect the remaining 10 percent of this species from death. Help bring an important species back from the brink of extinction by adding it to the federal endangered species list.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Severnjc




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