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The Center’s national “Get the Lead Out” campaign is devoted to replacing lead-based ammunition and fishing tackle with safer, nontoxic alternatives to protect wildlife from needless poisoning. In August 2010 we organized a coalition of conservation, hunting and veterinary groups and filed a formal petition with the Environmental Protection Agency requesting a nationwide ban on the use of toxic lead in hunting ammunition and fishing tackle. After the EPA denied our petition, in November 2010 we sued. More than 100 groups representing birders, hunters, scientists, American Indians and public employees have now signed on to our petition.

If you belong to a group, we need your organization to stand with us by signing on to the petition, too. Email your group's name, along with a contact person and title, to Center Conservation Advocate Jeff Miller at jmiller@biologicaldiversity.org.

Participating groups:

Acopian Center for Conservation Science

Alabama Ornithological Society

Alameda Creek Alliance

American Bird Conservancy

Arizona Zoological Society

Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society

Association of Avian Veterinarians

Audubon Maryland-DC

Audubon Minnesota

Audubon Naturalist Society for the Mid-Atlantic States

Audubon Nebraska

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER

Biodiversity Conservation Alliance

Blue Water Baltimore

Bird Conservation Network

Brainerd Lakes Area Audubon Society

Bridgerland Audubon Society

Carolina Raptor Center

Carson Forest Watch

Cascadia Wildlands

Cascades Raptor Center

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Native Ecosystems

Center for Sierra Nevada Conservation

Central New Mexico Audubon Society

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society


Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology

Corpus Christi Clean Economy Coalition

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society

Endangered Habitats League

Environmental Action Committee of West Marin

Four Harbors Audubon

Flathead Audubon Society

Friends of Dyke Marsh 

Friends of Living Oregon Waters

Golden Gate Audubon Society

Grand Canyon Trust

Grand Canyon Wildlands Council

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Grey Snow Eagle House

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Helping Our Peninsula's Environment

Hilton Head Island Audubon Society

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History

Houston Audubon Society

Howard County Bird Club

The Humane Society of the United States

Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

Indigenous Youth Foundation

Institute for Bird Populations

Jayhawk Audubon Society

Juniata Valley Audubon Society

Kittitas Audubon Society

Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center

Lahontan Audubon Society

The Lands Council

Lane County Audubon Society

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

Loon Lake Loon Association

Madison Audubon Society

Madrone Audubon Society

Maricopa Audubon Society

Marin Audubon Society

Maryland Ornithological Society

Mobile Bay Audubon Society

Monterey Audubon Society

New Hampshire Audubon

New Mexico Wilderness Alliance

New York City Audubon

North Fork Audubon Society

Northcoast Environmental Center

Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society

Orange County Audubon Society

Palouse Audubon Society

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Prairie Dog Pals

Preserve Our Wildlife

Project Gutpile

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

Rainier Audubon Society

Raptor Education Group

Raptor Services, LLC

Riveredge Bird Club

Rogue Valley Audubon Society

Salem Audubon Society

Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society

Sassafras Audubon Society

Saving Birds Thru Habitat

Seminole Audubon Society

Sequoia Audubon Society

Sierra Club

South Florida Audubon Society

Stream Systems

Sycamore Audubon Society

Taconic Tri-State Audubon Society

Tennessee Ornithological Society

Teton Raptor Center

The Trumpeter Swan Society

Turkey Vulture Society

Turtle Island Restoration Network

Utah Audubon Council

Ventana Wilderness Alliance

Ventana Wildlife Society

Virginia Society of Ornithology

Wachiska Audubon Society

Walden's Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center

Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society

Western Nebraska Resources Council

Western Wildlife Conservancy

White Mountain Conservation League

WildEarth Guardians

Wild Equity Institute

Wild Heritage Planners

Wisconsin Audubon Council

Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society

Wyoming Outdoor Council

Zumbro Valley Audubon Society

Photo by Scott Frier, USFWS