Endangered Species Act Under Attack! Ask Congress to Protect Manatees and Other Imperiled Wildlife

The Issue:

Recently, President Trump's Department of Interior released a regulations that will change the way actions are carried out under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). These regulations will be detrimental to manatees and other imperiled wildlife.    

Among the changes are:

  • Changes to requirements for how federal agencies consult with wildlife experts and scientists prior to authorizing development projects that could negatively impact listed species and their habitat. Of particular concern for manatees is how this provision might fast-track development, dredging, and drilling projects.
  • Rules making it more difficult to list species and to designate habitat for their protection and recovery. Erecting barriers to habitat conservation is a giveaway to industrial and development interests and could be detrimental to manatees and other wildlife.


These regulations come on top of bills in Congress likewise aimed at weakening the Endangered Species Act. Imperiled wildlife is facing attack from all directions. The Endangered Species Act is one of the nation’s most powerful environmental laws. It has saved hundreds of species from extinction and preserved millions of acres of critical habitat. Your leaders need to hear from you now that protecting endangered species is a top priority.

What You Can Do: 

Please add your information below to send a message to your U.S. senators and representatives, letting them know you oppose any attempts to weaken the Endangered Species Act and its implementing regulations.

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

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Message

I oppose attempts to weaken the Endangered Species Act

Dear [Decision Maker],

Sincerely,