Protect the Humboldt Marten from Extinction

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

Goal: Protect the Humboldt marten from extinction at the hands of development, hunting, and logging.

The Humboldt marten, a furry mammal found mostly in Oregon, is facing extinction despite the fact that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service was supposed to rule on its fate over a year ago. No ruling as to whether the species should be protected under the Endangered Species Act has been given, leaving the animal’s fate up in the air. Sign the petition to demand protection.

The species was thought to be extinct, until it was rediscovered in 1996. Only a few hundred of the species remain in the wild. Pelt hunting, logging, and even illegal marijuana farming have led to the decline in the species’ population.

Nearly every other year since 2010, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has said it will grant the species protection, but this move has never been made official. The species cannot wait any longer. Sign the petition to join thousands of conservationists in asking that the Humboldt marten finally be granted the protection it deserves.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Director Skipwith,

The Humboldt marten has been awaiting federal protection since 2010. Pelt hunting, land clearing and logging, and illegal marijuana growth have led to a rapid decline in its population. The species was thought to be extinct in 1996, but it was rediscovered. The Humboldt marten was given a second chance at life, and this cannot be wasted.

I demand that you finally grant the species the protections it deserves. Add the Humboldt marten to the endangered species list.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: USFS FPWC

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