Add Your Voice to Protect the Red Knot from Extinction

The Red Knot has one of the most impressive migrations in the world, traveling over 9,000 miles twice a year along the Atlantic Flyway from the Arctic to Argentina and back, but habitat and the food resources to fuel this demanding journey have declined, putting these birds at risk. Since the 1980s, populations have fallen by 75 percent, with the steepest declines in the past decade.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed protecting the Red Knot under the Endangered Species Act, and is accepting public comments through May 19. Send your public comments in support of protecting these imperiled birds today. You can send the sample letter below, or edit with your own words for even greater impact.

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Protect Red Knots through the Endangered Species Act

Dear U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]