Keep Wildlife From Being Shot, Poisoned on Refuges

Pesticide use and hunting in national refuges is increasing, which will worsen the extinction crisis.
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Hi Everyaction,

Across the country wildlife refuges are under attack.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has never been closer to becoming an oilfield. Polar bears, caribou and Arctic foxes could see their habitat dug up and spoiled by rigs, pipelines and oil spills.

Meanwhile cruel hunting practices like baiting bears with donuts and shooting wolves where they sleep are being allowed in Alaska's preserves.

Please help our fights for wildlife with a gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

The cowardly hunting practices and giveaways to Big Oil that have been greenlit in Alaska are just one front in the war on wildlife and wild places.

The administration has moved ahead with plans to expand hunting on more than two million acres, in refuges from Arizona to Massachusetts. Bobcats, mountain lions, bighorn sheep and many other species will be in the crosshairs of trophy hunters.

Sadly, trophy hunts and oil drilling are not the only threats to wildlife in refuges. Obscene amounts of poison are being dumped into refuges from coast to coast.

Pesticide use for private agriculture in our wildlife refuges is rampant — and spreading. The Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Mississippi, along the migratory corridor for monarchs, had 50,000 pounds of poison poured into it in 2018.

When bald eagles make their roosts in Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge this winter, they'll do so surrounded by nearly 85,000 pounds of poison.

But there is hope. Your gift now will power our fight.

Last week we hit back with three powerful court cases to save wolves and bears in Alaska from being shot by trophy hunters and to save polar bears and caribou habitat from being ransacked by Big Oil.

We're in court challenging the use of neonicotinoids and genetically engineered crops in refuges, fighting pesticide abuse in the Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and pushing for a national reform bill to stop wildlife and people from being poisoned.

We can't end the extinction crisis if we're poisoning and drilling away the places set aside for wildlife to be safe.

Please give today to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

 

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