Animal Conservation

Combat Heinous Trade in Big Cat Body Parts

Seizures of teeth, skins, and other body parts of big cats have dropped to an alarmingly low rate despite a booming trade in these items. Demand the Bolivian government take action to protect vital wildlife.

Success: Alleged Shark Fin Traffickers Busted

Twelve suspects who reportedly made millions from the illegal trafficking and killing of sharks and endangered marine life for their valuable fins and bladders are now facing charges, thanks to the efforts of federal authorities. Applaud the demise of an alleged mass trafficking enterprise.

Animals Allegedly Starving and Living in Filthy Zoo Cages Deserve Justice

Zoo animals who were reportedly found injured and living in unsanitary enclosures without proper food or water will soon be re-homed. Demand the man allegedly responsible for neglecting them get a strict punishment under the law.

Protect Critically Endangered Monkeys From Deforestation

Growing human activity in Vietnam’s highlands could soon threaten hundreds of vulnerable species, among them a rare monkey called the gray-shanked douc langur. Demand that the government designate unique forests as nature reserves to protect their wild inhabitants.

Investigate Deaths of Dozens of Dolphins Near Oil Spill Site

Dozens of dolphins have mysteriously died at the site of a recent catastrophic oil spill off the coast of Mauritius. What the ship was carrying and how it may have harmed wildlife haven’t been determined, and a full investigation is urgently needed to find out. Demand that this investigation be begun immediately.

Success: Wildlife Protected From Poisonous Gold Mine

The construction of a destructive gold mine that would have severely damaged Alaskan wildlife has been blocked due in part to an environmental impact statement issued by the Army Corps of Engineers. Thank them for protecting endangered salmon and other species from habitat destruction and contamination.

Stop Capture of Royal Pythons for Meat and Profit on Black Market

Millions of royal pythons are captured every year to be killed for their meat or sold as pets. Studies have shown that snakes can experience emotions as easily as warm-blooded creatures, making their subsequent imprisonment even more unethical. Demand Africa’s government put a stop to the capture, sale, and killing of royal pythons.

Success: Migratory Birds Protected Against Legal Slaughter

Migratory birds killed in incidental acts can now receive justice, thanks to advocates who fought the Trump administration’s efforts to curb their protections. This means that anyone who treats birds as collateral damage will face legal consequences. Support this conservation victory.

Protect Endangered Butterfly from Expanding Ski Resort

A ski resort expansion may mean death for the struggling Mount Charleston blue butterfly. Demand that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stay true to the Endangered Species Act and protect the butterfly from extinction.

Save the Blue Macaw From Extinction Due to Devastating Wildfires

The blue macaw population has dwindled to just 6,500 individuals. Up to 15% of the birds live in a wildlife sanctuary in Brazil that was ravaged by wildfires. Sign this petition to urge the Brazilian government to financially invest in the rebuilding of the sanctuary to save these endangered birds.

Remove Dams to Protect Endangered Salmon and Orcas

Despite pleas from scientists to remove them, a set of dams in Washington state continue to threaten the future of endangered salmon and orcas. Call for the dams to be removed.

Stop Bushmeat Trade to Protect Giraffes from Extinction

Africa’s bushmeat trade sees thousands of innocent giraffes brutally killed by poachers for their meat. Urge the South African government to put an end to this barbaric trade and protect these beautiful and gentle creatures from extinction.

Success: Destructive Logging Project in Unique Nature Reserve Cancelled

Plans for destructive logging in Cameroon’s Ebo Forest have been cancelled, granting wildlife and human residents of the area a reprieve from harm and deprivation. Congratulate the government for their sensible decision to stop this needless destruction.

Save Honeybees From Voracious Murder Hornets

Asian giant hornets, aka murder hornets, decapitate and decimate honeybees by the thousands. These destructive insects are on the rise in the Pacific Northwest and mating season will only increase their army. Demand a full-on assault against this imminent threat to one of nature’s most important allies.

Stop Brutal Butchering of Turkish Frogs for Their Legs

Every day, over 17 million Turkish water frogs are captured and butchered horrifically by restaurants that serve frogs’ legs, a delicacy across many countries. The practices are gruesome, brutal, and have depleted most of the species’ population. Urge Turkey to ban the sale of frogs’ legs in restaurants at once.

Ducks Reportedly Beaten to Death With Tiki Torch Deserve Justice

Two Muscovy ducks died after they were reportedly beaten with a tiki torch. This seemingly heinous cruelty served as punishment after the birds defecated in the suspect’s yard. Demand the harshest punishment for the person found responsible.

Stop Rampant Wildlife Trafficking From Extinguishing Thousands of Endangered Species

Unscrupulous traffickers are dismantling Brazil’s dazzling tapestry of wildlife. Millions of trafficked animals are snatched annually, putting 1,100- plus endangered species in peril. Help keep nearly one-fifth of the world’s wildlife free from exploitation and slaughter.

Stop Sale of Kangaroo Leather

Stores across the United States are selling products made of kangaroo leather, with only California having made any effort to ban these sales. Kangaroos are a vulnerable species. Sign this petition to ban all sales of their leather across the United States.

Protect the Sonoran Desert Tortoise From Extinction

The Sonoran Desert Tortoise is at imminent risk of extinction due to climate change and habitat loss. Call on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect this unique animal under the Endangered Species Act.

Don’t Threaten Endangered Chimpanzees and Monkeys With Destructive Logging

Untold endangered species could soon be destroyed in southern Cameroon due to logging. The forest where they live is home to undiscovered chimpanzees, gorillas, and exotic birds. Demand that Cameroon’s government reverse course and work to protect these animals and their home.

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