Animal Conservation

Do Not Allow Rare Amur Leopards to Go Extinct

Do Not Allow Rare Amur Leopards to Go Extinct

Fewer than 100 endangered Amur leopards remain in the wild in remote areas of Russia and China. More must be done to ensure this elusive big cat’s future survival. Sign this petition to demand that Russian officials do more to protect habitat for these felines before it is too late.

Protect Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups From Slaughter

Protect Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups From Slaughter

Alaska’s bears and wolves will soon be in danger of needless slaughter. Ryan Zinke’s plan to roll back Obama-era protection for Alaskan bears and wolves will come into effect very soon, despite strong opposition from the state’s citizens. Too many bears and wolves have already been shot and killed even with these laws in place; to roll them back would spell the end of several species. Sign this petition to demand Zinke cancel his plan and let these animals live.

Justice for Slaughtered, Endangered Blue Whale

Justice for Slaughtered, Endangered Blue Whale

At 30 meters and over 200 tons, the blue whale is a sight to behold, but the species remains at great risk. Before protections, over 350,000 lost their lives in the last century alone. Urge immediate action on the first reported kill of a blue whale in four decades.

Tighten Ivory Ban in the UK

Tighten Ivory Ban in the UK

Illegal ivory has been discovered on sale in the United Kingdom, only months after a law was introduced to ban ivory sales overall. More action is needed to protect all remaining elephants and rhinos by tightening the existing ban. Sign the petition to support this bill.

Photographer - Greg McFall/ONMS

Description - Seascape of ocean life taken at Gray's Reef National Marine
Sanctuary, Savannah, GA (2006)

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Success: Krill Fishing Companies to Back Antarctic Ocean Conservation

Several krill fishing giants have agreed to halt their fishing to aid in the creation of the world’s largest marine sanctuary, much to the joy of ocean conservationists. Krill are not only a vital food source to many seabirds and aquatic mammals, but they control the levels of carbon dioxide through their own feeding habits; more krill ensures a brighter future in many ways. Sign this petition to thank Aker ASA for being one of the companies to support this sanctuary.

End the Sale of Endangered Species in Grocery Stores

End the Sale of Endangered Species in Grocery Stores

Endangered species are being sold in grocery stores across China. Sign the petition to demand that this horrific practice be outlawed immediately.

Save Imprisoned Wallabies From Starvation and Death

Save Imprisoned Wallabies From Starvation and Death

A shocking video shows Australian wallabies essentially committing acts of suicide. The trapped animals face likely starvation if they cannot escape from their fenced-in prisons. Demand the urgent rescue of these at-risk animals.

Demand Poland Protect Its Threatened Species From Extinction

Demand Poland Protect Its Threatened Species From Extinction

Poland’s environment minister has said he is in favor of reducing the number of protected species in his country due to the fact that some animals, including bison and elk, can damage crops. Sign this petition and demand that the Polish government not allow hunters to target these vulnerable species.

Stop Hunters From Killing Off Yellowstone’s Mountain Lions

Stop Hunters From Killing Off Yellowstone’s Mountain Lions

Mountain lions living in Yellowstone National Park are in decline thanks to hunters who have targeted them and killed large numbers of elk they rely on. Sign this petition to tell Wyoming officials to protect these native felines.

Support Genetic Research to Save Koalas

Support Genetic Research to Save Koalas

Scientists have discovered a genetic map for koala bears that could help them create a vaccine against the chlamydia epidemic that has threatened the species for years. A better understanding of the species’ genes could lead to complete preservation and revival. Sign this petition to support this endeavor and save the koalas.

Protect Rare Predator from Extinction

Protect Rare Predator from Extinction

A rare predator may soon become prey. The Humboldt martin is facing rapid extinction. Sign the petition to demand it be added to Oregon’s endangered species list.

Stop Plastic Pollution From Killing Seabirds

Stop Plastic Pollution From Killing Seabirds

New Zealand’s seabirds are at risk of endangerment and extinction due to plastic pollution. The birds swallow frightening amounts of plastic bags and other waste every day, leading to starvation as the plastic leaves little room for food and prevents nutrients from being absorbed into their system. Sign this petition to prevent the seabirds from disappearing forever.

Don’t Allow Oil Companies to Drive Gorillas to Extinction

Don’t Allow Oil Companies to Drive Gorillas to Extinction

The Democratic Republic of Congo is considering allowing oil companies to drill in two famed wildlife parks that endangered mountain gorillas call home. Sign this petition to speak out against any and all oil exploration in these protected habitats.

Shut Down Whale and Dolphin Meat Market

Shut Down Whale and Dolphin Meat Market

Despite a drop in the consumption of dolphin and whale meat in some countries, several still hunt and kill these poor creatures for their meat. Not only is this a major reason for the endangerment of the species, but the meat is dangerous for humans due to the concentration of heavy metals within. Sign this petition to stop the dolphin and whale meat market for good.

Save Declining Southern Resident Orcas

Save Declining Southern Resident Orcas

The number of Southern Resident Orca whales has hit its lowest point in 30 years thanks to the disappearance of the species’ food source and plans to build an oil pipeline in the ocean. We cannot risk the possibility of these whales dying out completely within just a few short years. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection and conservation efforts to save this species.

Protect Rare Cuckoo Bird from Extinction

Protect Rare Cuckoo Bird from Extinction

A rare bird may soon face extinction. Despite its rapidly decreasing numbers, the yellow-billed cuckoo bird may soon be removed from the endangered species list. Sign the petition to demand the bird be protected, not abandoned.

Extinct No More? Explore the Potential of Past Animals Saving the Future

Extinct No More? Explore the Potential of Past Animals Saving the Future

‘Jurassic World’ reminds us of the potential pitfalls of cloning an extinct species, but what about the unprecedented benefits? The return of long-forgotten animals offers new hope to endangered animals and even to the battle against global warming. Embrace the possibility of science fiction transforming into promising science fact.

Punish Man Who Reportedly Punched a Possum in the Face

Punish Man Who Reportedly Punched a Possum in the Face

A possum was reportedly punched in the face in a deliberate act of cruelty. One person reportedly laughed as they filmed a young man allegedly punching the possum so hard that poor animal fell over. Demand justice for this innocent possum.

Save Endangered Eels From Cocaine Poisoning

Save Endangered Eels From Cocaine Poisoning

Eels are in danger of going extinct due to a buildup of cocaine in European rivers. Eels who suffer cocaine poisoning suffer from muscle degeneration and the loss of fat reserves, which are needed to swim to their breeding grounds. Sign this petition to put a stop to cocaine pollution in European waters.

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Stop Hunters From Killing Wild Jaguars

One of the only wild jaguars known to roam in the deserts of the southwest United States is believed to have been killed by hunters for his spotted pelt. This wasteful slaughter is a tragic loss for biodiversity in this sensitive ecoregion. Sign this petition to demand that officials do more to prevent hunters from killing these rare big cats.

Protect Threatened Martens From Extinction

Protect Threatened Martens From Extinction

The Humboldt marten is facing extinction due to significant habitat loss. Sign the petition to encourage the California Fish and Game Commission to place the marten on the endangered species list immediately.

Ban Iconic African Animal Trophies in California

Ban Iconic African Animal Trophies in California

California can help protect iconic African animals like elephants, lions, giraffes, and many more from the horrors of trophy hunting, if a bill that has moved to the floor is passed into law. Demand the preservation of these animals and the passage of The Iconic African Species Protection Act.

Return Tigers to the Wild

Return Tigers to the Wild

More tigers can be found in backyards or apartments in the United States than in their natural habitat in Asia, which is dangerous for both the animals and the humans who hold them captive. Children have lost limbs and lives to these tigers, and it is harder to keep track of the animals’ numbers if they are in captivity. Sign this petition to return tigers to the wild and to zoos as soon as possible.

Success: No More Permits Issued for Cruel Black Bear Killings

Success: No More Permits Issued for Cruel Black Bear Killings

Permits will no longer be issued in Washington authorizing the inhumane killing of black bears. Support this victory and encourage the discontinuance of any such permits in the future.

Protect Endangered Dragonfly from Extinction

Protect Endangered Dragonfly from Extinction

The beautiful, rare southern snaketail dragonfly is at risk of imminent extinction due to encroaching human activity. Sign the petition to demand that the federal government protect this vulnerable species.

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