Extinction Crisis: It’s Time to Declare a National Emergency

Tell President Biden to take immediate action to protect imperiled wildlife.
Wolves, monarch butterfly and polar bear
Center for     Biological     Diversity   


There isn't a moment to lose in the global extinction crisis. A species vanishes from the world every hour, and more than a million could be lost in the coming decades.

It's time for President Biden to declare the wildlife extinction crisis a national emergency. The declaration, under the National Emergencies Act, wouldn’t just be symbolic. It would unlock key presidential powers to stem the loss of animals and plants in the United States and beyond.

It must include several key requirements: protecting hundreds of species on the waiting list for Endangered Species Act protection, curtailing wildlife exploitation, and safeguarding critical habitat from coast to coast.

We can halt this crisis — but only with swift, bold and visionary action by the United States.

Join us in calling for a national emergency declaration.

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Photo of wolves by Holly Kuchera, monarch butterfly by Justin DoCanto and polar bear by Depositphotos.

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