Sign the Endangered Species Act Petition

To save endangered species, we need to save the Endangered Species Act

It’s hard to imagine an America without bald eagles, sea turtles or cheetahs. Yet they all could have disappeared if it weren’t for the Endangered Species Act, our nation’s most effective tool in the fight against extinction. Ninety-nine percent of the species listed under this science-based law have survived and are on the path to recovery.

Right now, three proposed changes that would weaken the act are open for public comment. These amendments would change the act in ways that make it harder to list new species and easier to take protections away from species that are already protected. At a time of unprecedented threats to wildlife, we need to strengthen this law, not undermine it. Please take a moment to express your opposition to any effort to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

Key messages:

The most recent studies show that 83 percent of the American public supports the Endangered Species Act.

The administration is seeking changes to the Endangered Species Act on behalf of special interests, not the community.

The Endangered Species Act is based on constantly evolving science from the best data available, and scientists—not economics—should make decisions about which species to protect.

Threatened species should receive protections from killing, trapping and other forms of harm and commercial exploitation.

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition! The Virginia Zoo has added 280 new signatures to the growing list of more than 10,000 people who want to help preserve and protect our species!