arctic fox
Help us put an end to calls to turn the Arctic Refuge into an industrial wasteland.
Mexican gray wolf (captive), © Wolf Conservation Center
FWS is ignoring the recommendations of independent wolf experts.
manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS
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Mexican gray wolf, © California Wolf Center
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is in the fight of its life. Congress is determined to rewrite this landmark piece of legislation that protects threatened and endangered species on the brink of extinction. Without the ESA, it is estimated that 227 species would now be extinct.
sea otters
Stand with us against powerful member of Congress and special interests who are attacking laws that protect America’s imperiled wildlife and plants from extinction.
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