Protect the Cauliflower Coral from Extinction

Target: Aurelia Skipwith, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Protect Hawaii’s cauliflower coral from extinction.

Nearly 40 percent of the cauliflower coral population off the cost of Hawaii has disappeared in only 13 years. However, the species has yet to receive endangered status and the protections that come with it. Demand that this species be protected from extinction.

Coral bleaching is the leading cause of the species’ depletion. However, land pollution, sedimentation, and human interference from fishing and snorkeling has also led to its destruction. The loss of the species could mean disaster for numerous other ocean species. Not only does it protect the coastline of Hawaii, but it is a source of food for fish and crabs.

The Trump Administration has continuously neglected to make a decision on the species and its future. Now, the administration is being sued and forced to make a call as to whether the species deserves endangered status. Sign the petition to voice your support and demand that the cauliflower coral be protected.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Skipwith,

Almost 40 percent of the cauliflower coral population in Hawaii has disappeared due to bleaching, pollution, sedimentation, and human interference from fishing and snorkeling. The loss of this species could be devastating. It protects Hawaii’s coastline and is a valuable source of food for fish and crabs.

You have neglected your duty to protect the species for far too long. I demand that you finally afford the species the endangered status it deserves and all the protections that come with it.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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