Hundreds of square miles of rainforest in Indonesia are being burned to make room for palm oil plantations. Demand that the company responsible for destroying the rainforest be penalized so that this damaging practice can come to an end.
France is phasing out the use of plastic disposable dishware in favor of biodegradable materials. Thank the French Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal for her efforts to make France a more environmentally friendly country.
A hedgehog was recently found dehydrated, underweight, and unable to curl up, allegedly due to several radio trackers that were attached to it by researchers. Demand that these barbaric experiments are put to an end.
Only 45 wild red wolves remain in the U.S., the majority of which could soon be taken into captivity after their habitats are decimated. Sign this petition and demand that these wolves are kept wild.
Exotic birds in India are being exposed to cruel practices such as dyeing and trapping for profit. Trappers are skirting the law by passing off wild birds as captive-bred birds, and merchants are deceptively disguising birds as rarer species using harmful chemical dyes. End this abuse now.
A fertilizer company is believed to have spilled over 200 million gallons of radioactive wastewater into Florida’s underground drinking water supply, waiting weeks before reporting the crisis to the public. Demand that regulation is increased in order to prevent these spills, which threaten the health of both humans and wildlife, from happening in the future.
An environmental activist has been hospitalized after being beaten by individuals allegedly employed by a mining company. The attackers also reportedly burnt crops that she and her family rely on to survive. Demand that she is protected from this harassment.
Extensive damage to wildlife habitats and Native American relics needs to be stopped. Republicans in Congress have blocked attempts to preserve sacred land but there is something the President can do. Sign this petition to tell Obama to make Gold Butte a national monument.
A pipeline project was approved in two weeks without properly consulting the First Nations communities whose lands are in its path. Demand a halt to the construction and a proper consultation process.
Endangered wolves were mercilessly slaughtered after ranchers led their cattle directly into the wolf pack’s natural feeding range. Speak out to ensure this doesn’t happen again.
Spain’s Doñana National Park is in danger of being destroyed and its thousands of rare species may lose their home as industry takes over the wetlands area. Sign the petition to demand that action be taken to protect the park before it is too late.
The Great Barrier Reef faces its demise at the hands of human-caused threats, including the increase in tourism resulting from visitors being told to “see it before it’s gone.” Ensure that the Great Barrier Reef is protected from further man-made damage.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the woman who filmed the brutal attacks against the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. In a clear violation of freedom of the press, she is being charged with trespassing for being there. Demand these charges be dropped.
Millions of pounds of toxic livestock waste are legally dumped into U.S. waterways every year, putting the environment and public health at risk. Demand that Congress work to strictly limit the amount of waste the animal agriculture industry is allowed to dump.
A permit for a key section of the Dakota Access Pipeline has been revoked and the federal government has agreed to formally meet with the Native American tribes that have been protesting its construction. Applaud this move and demand further action to definitively end the project.
Fully 28 percent of seafood is mislabeled and many of the fish found on our dinner plates are endangered. This is harmful to our health and to the environment. Sign the petition to ask the FDA to enact tougher labeling regulations and hold those who engage in this fraud accountable.
Ten percent of the world’s wilderness areas have disappeared in the last 20 years due to unsustainable land use and environmental policy that overlooks it. These lands are home to indigenous peoples and endangered species, and are vital to the continued prosperity of our planet. Demand that these areas be protected.
Numerous nuclear facilities throughout the nation are in critical disrepair. Failing infrastructure and outdated systems pose a threat not only to the workers but also to national security. Demand that Congress allocate funding to repair or dismantle these decrepit facilities.
In the wake of the recent 5.6 magnitude earthquake in Oklahoma, state regulators have ordered the closure of 37 wastewater disposal sites. These sites, where wastewater is injected deep into the ground, have been linked to an increase in seismic activity. Applaud these closures.
California’s Chinook salmon are on the verge of a crisis as the state’s drought continues to deplete their natural habitat. With water levels dangerously low, it is highly illogical that California is allowing the salmon to be fished for sport. Demand protection for this endangered species.
Endangered whales are getting tangled in fishing gear, killing them and threatening the recovery of their species. Demand a change in fishing methods to protect right whales from the threat of extinction.
Thousands of coral colonies are in danger of being destroyed due to the construction of a new airport runway. Sign this petition to urge the airport authority to protect the rare coral species.
The eastern gorilla’s status has been downgraded to ‘critically endangered,’ meaning it is only one step away from extinction. Demand that protections be put in place for these precious creatures before they are permanently exterminated.
Koala habitat, home to approximately 200 koalas, may be destroyed due to a plan to build a four-lane highway through the land. The new highway would kill this koala population within 20 to 25 years. There are less than 100,000 koalas left in the wild, and it is time to protect them. Sign this petition to stop this highway project immediately.
Australia has not yet banned microbeads despite evidence that these tiny bits of plastic are bad for the environment and even worse for wildlife, especially that of the Great Barrier Reef. Demand that Australia do more to protect this fragile ecosystem by implementing a nationwide ban on microbeads as soon as possible.