Save America’s Wildlife

With the number of species and individual animals on the decline across the world, protecting wildlife and their habitat is more important now than ever before.

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In the coming decades, some of America’s most iconic wildlife may face extinction.

We share our planet with countless incredible creatures, from the grizzly on the ridgeline to the bee in the meadow, from the wolf in the forest to the butterfly in our backyard. Many are on the brink of extinction. It’s up to us to protect endangered species and the habitats they call home.

But the sad reality is that America’s wildlife is on the decline. A United Nations report from 2019 warns that 1 million plant and animal species worldwide could go extinct within decades — due largely to human activity. This threat of mass extinction is accelerating a larger crisis in our ecosystems: biodiversity. In September of 2020 the UN Convention on Biodiversity issued a dire report, warning that “Biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate.” But it’s not too late for endangered species. 

At a time when we’re running short on nature, we need to do everything we can to protect it. We need to convince our fellow Americans that we should no longer tolerate sacrificing nature for a little more oil, timber or other economic productions.

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Steve
Blackledge

Steve
Blackledge

Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America

Ellen
Montgomery

Ellen
Montgomery

Director, Public Lands Campaign, Environment America

Kelsey
Lamp

Kelsey
Lamp

Director, Protect Our Oceans Campaign, Environment America

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