Demand the U.S. passes the Extinction Crisis Emergency Act now, before more species die off forever!
The Extinction Crisis Emergency Act is a new bill recently introduced in Congress that must pass right now. As a result of climate change, habitat loss, wildfires, poaching, and the international trade in wildlife parts, many species all across the U.S. and even the globe are facing a critical downhill phase in their populations' lives — threatening even their very existences.Sign PetitionSign Petition
Sign the petition to demand that Biden declare a national emergency in order to combat mass wildlife extinctions!
That's why the Extinction Crisis Emergency Act is so important. Under this bill, President Biden would be required to label the ongoing crisis of wildlife extinction a "national emergency" — which it is. Scientists currently estimate that around 1 million species of animals and plants are currently at risk of extinction, including more than 30 percent of species in the U.S.
Without these animals and plants, our future looks a lot less certain. Pollinators like bees are imperative to keep our ecosystem afloat; many types of marine animals help with water purification; and other animals like vultures and Tasmanian devils prevent the spread of disease.
We cannot let these entire populations of living beings go extinct. But without U.S. federal action, such extinctions will be hard to prevent.
Under the Extinction Crisis Emergency Act, after Biden declares the extinction crisis a national emergency, huge parts of the national government would immediately spring into action. All federal agencies would begin to prioritize conservation of vulnerable and endangered wildlife populations, protection and restoration of vital habitats and ecosystems, and fighting back against climate change.
We need this help — and we need it now — both for Americans, people around the globe, animals, plants, and the future of this planet.
Tell Congress to pass the Extinction Crisis Emergency Act, and to urge President Joe Biden to use the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to mobilize resources that will save animals' and plants' lives. He must declare the current extinction events a national emergency!