Tell FWS and NMFS to reverse Trump-era rollbacks of the ESA and work to fully restore ESA protections.
To this day, the ESA is a success story and one of our nation’s most effective wildlife-protection laws – successfully preventing more than 99% of species under its care from going extinct, including the iconic grizzly bear and bald eagle.
Yet in 2019, the Trump Administration tried to rewrite this story, and targeted the ESA with short-sighted, anti-scientific rollbacks in a blatant attempt to eviscerate protections for the most imperiled species in our country.
But now, in response to a federal lawsuit, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have proposed revisions that would reverse some of those Trump-era rollbacks and get this story back on track.
As the world faces twin climate and biodiversity crises, these protections have never been more essential. They help to preserve functioning, intact ecosystems on which all life–including healthy people–depends. And with 1 million species worldwide at risk of extinction, we need bold steps to fully reverse efforts to undermine ESA protections and work to defend the law from future attacks. Can we count on you to fight with us?