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Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Help us defend the EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is under attack. Congress is threatening to roll back important EPA protections for clean air and water—with some members seeking to eliminate the Agency altogether—while the administration is restricting the release of Agency data, freezing hiring and grants, working to eliminate rules that protect public health and the environment, and calling for substantial cuts to EPA's budget.

It is well known that the EPA is responsible for making sure our water is clean and our air is clear, but there are also many cases in which EPA programs have saved species from extinction and made habitat cleaner for the animals we love.

We need your help to protect the EPA and environmental safeguards. Please contact your U.S. representative and senators today and urge them to protect the EPA’s programs, funding and scientific integrity. Dismantling the Agency’s critical conservation measures would harm people and wildlife now and for many years to come.

© Hans Ebenhoch

Take action

Rising seas. Melting ice caps. Drought. Raging wildfires. Animals and humans are already losing habitat and their homes to the early effects of global climate change, and scientists say that the next decade is our last, best chance to avoid reaching the point of no return.

But there is hope, and there is a clear path toward a clean energy future that benefits everyone. We need to show President Trump that Americans of all stripes care about this crucial issue. Stand with us and add your voice to the call for climate action.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send. We encourage you to personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

We will then submit all letters together to President Trump so make your voice heard today!

Australia's new Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg signed the death warrant on the Ballina 200 on the very day he was sworn into office.

Please email Minister Frydenberg to let him know that, despite the road being built, Ballina's koalas still have friends who will be watching out for them as the bulldozers rumble in.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send. We encourage you to personalize this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

© Friends of the Koala

Help Stop U.S. Trophy Hunting

Trophy hunting affects people, animals, and habitat worldwide. IFAW’s Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade report found that as many as 1.7 million hunting trophies may have been traded between nations between 2004 and 2014, with at least 200,000 of those being threatened species. The United States accounted for a staggering 71% of the import demand, or about 15 times more than the next highest nations on the list. We are importing thousands of trophies annually from animals threatened with extinction, a practice that is far out of step with modern day animal welfare ethics.

Therefore, we ask you to write your U.S. representative and senators and urge them to support the Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies Act (S. 1918 / H.R. 3526).

If enacted, this bill will amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to help protect animals that have not yet received a final ESA listing from trophy hunts by restricting their import into the U.S.

This bill would help to protect imperiled wildlife around the world. Now, it is more important than ever to let your voice be heard. Ask your U.S. representative and senators to co-sponsor H.R. 3526 and S. 1918, (respectively). A simple note will help protect imperiled species from being hunted and brought to the U.S. as “trophies.”

Feel free to personalize your own email, or use the template below.

Take action to support greater protections for pangolins

If you've already taken our pangolin action, please take a moment to sign our petition to list Elephants as "Endangered".

Last July, IFAW co-authored and submitted a technical petition to list a little known, but amazingly unique, animal as “Endangered” under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA): the pangolin. Pangolins are medium-sized, scale-covered, insect-eating mammals that live in several areas of Africa and Asia. But while pangolins are fascinating and play an important role in their ecosystems as insect regulators, they are one of the most imperiled species on the planet.

In March, pangolins received some good news from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).Our petition received an official, positive “90-day finding.” Now, the US government is conducting an investigation, based on our petition, to find out if pangolins will receive “Endangered” status.

And there is no time to waste. Pangolins are the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. Over 1 million pangolins are estimated to have been poached in the last decade in order to satisfy demand for their meat and scales. The rate at which they are being killed is completely unsustainable and cruel, and may lead to extinction if nothing is done. The U.S. can take a big step in stopping the trade of pangolins through an “Endangered” designation. According to government data, thousands of pangolin products are imported or smuggled into the U.S. every year.

Pangolins need the best protection they can get as soon as possible. You can help by signing our petition showing support for listing all seven unlisted pangolin species under the ESA (there is only one species that is currently protected). All you need to do is fill out the form here, and will submit this letter with your signature. Make your voice heard today!

Take action to support greater protections for elephants

If you've already taken our elephant action, please take a moment to sign our petition to list Pangolins as "Endangered."

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering our petition to list African elephants as “Endangered” under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). In March, the petition passed the first hurdle by receiving a positive 90-day finding from FWS. But now, the US government is conducting a comprehensive investigation to decide if elephants will receive full “Endangered” status. Currently, African elephants are only listed as “Threatened,” which sets a lower bar for protective measures.

That elephants need our help is clear. African elephant populations have declined dramatically in the last decade due to extremely high levels of poaching. It is estimated that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes, on average, for its ivory tusks – that is 96 animals a day! At this rate, some regional populations of elephants may be wiped out in the next decade.

Trophy hunting – overwhelmingly conducted by wealthy Americans – is another inhumane threat to these magnificent animals, because hunters target the healthiest animals and destroy their tight family bonds. An “Endangered” listing would be a huge step towards stopping trophy hunting and the trade of elephants in the US once and for all.

The Fish & Wildlife Service needs to improve protections for elephants as soon as possible. You can help by signing our petition showing support for listing elephants as “Endangered.” All we need is for you to fill out the form here, and we will submit this letter with your signature. Make your voice heard!

End Canada’s commercial seal hunt

It’s time for Canada’s commercial seal hunt to end.

Every spring, seal pups between 3 weeks and 3 months of age are brutally shot, clubbed and skinned. Their carcasses are left to rot on the ice or dumped into the ocean.

Seals are dying needlessly for an industry that wouldn’t exist but for government subsidies. Most of the world no longer needs or wants seals products. Still the killing continues.

Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has a historic opportunity to end the commercial seal hunt once and for all.

Please take action today to save seals.

Tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic Leblanc to develop a plan to buy out commercial sealing licenses, and end the commercial seal hunt now.

A quick note from you today can help save seals. We have prepared a template email for you to send as is, or with your own respectful comments.

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