Axolotls are in trouble! Found only in Mexico City, these fascinating little creatures face increasing threats from habitat loss and degradation. In fact, the International Union for Conservation of Nature identifies the axolotl as critically endangered.
Sign now to tell the Mexican Government that we must support and expand conservation efforts for the critically endangered axolotl!
Not only are these species intrinsically valuable – they also represent amazing opportunities for scientific discovery. When conservationists and biologists began conducting research on these unassuming little amphibians, they discovered that axolotl have the ability to regenerate entire portions of their bodies. Axolotl have demonstrated the capacity to regenerate not just damaged limbs, but even organs, such as their spinal cord, heart, and even parts of their own brain! We are only beginning to discover the "superpowers" of these amazing, scientific mysteries.
The devastating reality is that now, there are more axolotls in labs around the world than there are in the wild. If we are going to extract knowledge from them, and benefit from their amazing, scarless regenerative capacities, we have a moral obligation to protect them in their natural habitat, too.Like so many other species, the axolotl are threatened by habitat loss, climate change, and other human-induced impacts. They should not have to suffer as a result of our horrific treatment of the natural world. Sign now to tell the Mexican Government, they must step up now to protect the beloved, curious axolotl before it is too late!