Breaking: We're Going to Court to Save 274 Species


We've taken legal action to get hundreds of species the federal protection they need to survive.
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Wolverine

Hi Everyaction,

Wolverines in the lower 48 are disappearing because there's no longer enough spring snowpack for them to den and raise a family.

Trapping and habitat loss decimated their population, and now the climate emergency has them facing extinction.

It's a lethal combination. Wolverines can't wait any longer, nor can 273 other species on the brink. Our latest legal action is one of the largest ever launched under the Endangered Species Act.

Please support this effort with an urgent gift to the Endangered Species Act Protection Fund. All gifts today will be matched.

Just moments ago we launched this action to force a decision for Endangered Species Act protection for 274 species, from the fierce wolverine to the humble western bumblebee.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service developed a plan four years ago to address a backlog of more than 500 species awaiting protection decisions, including those we're taking legal action for today.

But the Trump administration has stopped the agency from doing what it's required to do. So we're going all out to get these species the protections they urgently need.

There's no time to lose. Fewer than 300 wolverines exist in the lower 48. The western bumblebee has lost 84 percent of its population. And the iconic and fascinating Venus flytrap has been waiting for protection since 1975 — its population is now 2 percent of its former size.

The extinction crisis requires bold action. We won't sit on our hands and watch precious wildlife disappear forever.

This is an ambitious legal strategy. But we know it has power.

Under the George W. Bush administration, hundreds of species languished while politicians and others dragged their feet. We fought back and won, obtaining a historic settlement agreement advancing protection for 757 species.

We'll win again. Our team of lawyers, scientists and activists will fight for every threatened mammal, reptile, bird, insect and plant.

Please make a gift today to the Endangered Species Act Protection Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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