Protect the Eastern Black Rail from Extinction

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

Goal: Protect the eastern black rail from imminent extinction.

Nearly 90 percent of the eastern black rail population in some locations has gone extinct over the last two decades. The Trump Administration has promised to protect the bird for over two years, but has failed in these promises. Sign the petition to add your voice to the fight for the life of this rare and unique species.

Known as the feathered mouse because of its thick plume, the eastern black rail finds its home in the marshes of the United States. Its habitat runs from Massachusetts to Texas. However, global warming has led to a rise in sea level which has eaten away at the bird’s habitat. Burning, flooding, and hurricanes have also depleted the bird’s living space.

Over 40 species have gone extinct while waiting for endangered species protections. Don’t let the eastern black rail be another name on that tragic list. Sign the petition to demand that the Fish and Wildlife Service finally grant protections to the bird.


Dear Director Skipwith,

The eastern black rail has been awaiting protections for over two years. Habitat loss caused by global warming, flooding, and burning have depleted the species by roughly 90 percent in some areas. If action is not taken soon, this unique and rare bird may disappear forever.

Over 40 species have gone extinct while waiting for protections from your organization. Don’t let the eastern black rail become the next species to fall victim to this tragedy. I demand you finally afford protections to the eastern black rail.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Brian Hires



  1. Please protect the eastern black rail from imminent extinction.

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