We’re in the midst of a staggering wildlife extinction crisis. More than 1 million species are on track to go extinct in the coming decades, according to the United Nations. Many once-common species are now rare.
Confronting the world’s wildlife extinction crisis will require bold leadership from the United States and sweeping, high-impact initiatives.
Petition to Candidates:
I’m deeply concerned about the wildlife extinction crisis, and I’m counting on you to address it as part of your presidential campaign.
More than 1 million species are on track for extinction in the coming decades, according to the United Nations.
I’m urging you to commit to addressing the extinction crisis. Please support a plan that:
- Declares the global extinction crisis to be a national emergency and commits $100 billion to saving the diversity of life on Earth.
- Establishes 500 new national parks, wildlife refuges and national marine sanctuaries.
- Immediately provides $10 billion to save corals around the world, $10 billion to save neotropical birds in the western hemisphere and $10 billion to combat international wildlife trade.
- Restores the full power of the Endangered Species Act and quickly moves to protect all species that are endangered but not yet on the endangered species list.
- Makes dramatic cuts in pollution and plastics, increases efforts to stem wildlife exploitation and invasive species, and restores the United States’ leadership role in developing a global strategy for addressing wildlife extinctions.