Current Action Alerts

When you call or send messages to elected and regulatory officials, you can make a real difference for wildlife. Please check below to see where we need your help the most now.

Whitetip Shark
The international shark fin trade and overfishing have reduced the oceanic whitetip’s numbers by more than 70% worldwide. In the Mediterranean, populations are down 98%! If the U.S. doesn’t take immediate action, this shark species could be wiped right off the map. Ask the National Marine Fisheries Service to grant oceanic whitetips protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Vaquita, © Raziel Levi Mendez Moreno
The largest threat to vaquitas is drowning in fishing gear, which kills half of the remaining population each year. It is currently estimated that fewer than 30 vaquitas survive. Urge the Mexican government to implement and enforce a permanent ban on gillnets in the Upper Gulf of California.
After years of inaction, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has finally proposed a jaguar recovery plan. While the proposed plan signals a step in the right direction, it is far from what the jaguar will need to make a recovery in the U.S.
Mexican gray wolf (captive), © Wolf Conservation Center
A look at how the border wall will alter the landscape that hundreds of species rely on for survival.
Gray Wolf
Congress is once again taking aim at our beloved wolves. Tell Democratic Minority Leader Schumer to oppose S. 164, the “War on Wolves Act!”
Gray Wolf
Barely 10 days into the new Congress, and a bill has been introduced to delist wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region. Tell your Representative to oppose Congressional attempts to delist wolves.
Mexican gray wolves, © Glenn Nagel/iStockphoto
Unless more lobos are released and more populations established, they are doomed to go extinct in the wild. Tell officials to stand up to the states and do what is necessary to save these wolves!
manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS
Tell FWS to provide stronger protections for manatees, including a ban on in-water viewing during the winter!
Grizzly Bear, © Karen Willes
Defenders’ expectations for the incoming Trump administration’s environmental priorities.
© Ed Gullekson
Help put an end to the brutal practice of shark finning. Join us in calling on FedEx to ban all shipments of shark fins!