We're calling for the continued protection of vulnerable species and their habitat.
In the long-term, we need to strengthen the ESA to include protections that kick in when a species’ numbers begin to fall, rather than waiting until their very survival is threatened to act.
And beyond the ESA, we need to keep habitats large and whole to give wildlife even more space. Specifically, we need to promote the expansion of wildlife corridors. We must also speak out against proposals that threaten America’s wild places, which are not only worth protecting for their own sake but are also important habitats. That’s why we’re calling for the cancellation of projects that threaten wilderness, including drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where polar bears and caribou roam; logging the untamed roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest, home to trees older than America; and opening the Pacific and Atlantic coasts for expanded offshore drilling, which leads to oil spilling and will harm whales, dolphins, otters and more.