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A few minutes of your time can make a lifetime of difference for wildlife in jeopardy. Taking action means you’re ensuring decision-makers hear your call for solutions to protect and restore our natural world. Every voice counts—and together, our unified voice sends a powerful message. Join us in taking action for wildlife today.
Tell Congress and Governors: Climate Action Now!

Climate change-fueled rising temperatures, hurricanes, megafires and algal blooms show it is now more urgent than ever for our leaders at both the state and federal levels to take action for people and wildlife.

Urge your governor and members of Congress to live up to their responsibility, right now, to take meaningful action to address the climate crisis before it’s too late.

Speak Out for Loggerhead Sea Turtles

After Hurricane Harvey, we saw proof that natural barriers like sand dunes and beaches can be more effective than hard seawalls at withstanding severe storms and protecting coastal communities and habitat. Restoring salt marshes and natural floodplains, replenishing barrier islands and beaches, and protecting coral reefs are important efforts for helping protect communities from disasters and benefiting wildlife living in these habitats.

Please speak out in support for funds to restore and create natural infrastructure—before disaster strikes—to better protect communities and help wildlife.

Take Action for Wildlife in Crisis

One-third of all wildlife species in the United States are at increased risk of extinction. Species like the magnificent whooping crane urgently need proactive, local conservation efforts before they join the growing list of extinct species.

And today there’s good news: the newly introduced Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, when passed, will catalyze collaborative, on-the-ground habitat restoration projects and key conservation strategies that match the magnitude of the wildlife crisis.

Ask your member of Congress to save America’s vulnerable wildlife by supporting the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.

Help Save America’s Orcas from Extinction

There are now fewer than 80 orcas living off our Pacific Northwest coast. America’s most famous resident orcas are in crisis, and we need immediate action to save them from extinction.

Will you take 60 seconds to pledge your support to prevent the extinction of America’s orcas?

Take Action for Great Blue Heron and Clean Water

From resolutions in Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency to nullify the wildlife-friendly Clean Water Rule, to decisions by state leaders allowing the release of toxic wastewater into rivers, to agencies failing to protect watersheds from contaminated run-off—clean water and healthy habitat has never been at greater risk!

Help Stop the Destruction of Monarch Habitat

Native prairie grasslands that monarch butterflies depend on for milkweed and nectar plants are rapidly disappearing. Thousands of acres are plowed up every year to make way for cropland.

But the Environmental Protection Agency is now deciding on a plan that could help stop the destruction of this crucial monarch habitat.

Protect Piping Plovers: Urge Our Leaders to Support Climate-Smart Infrastructure

Investment in our nation’s infrastructure is long overdue – including restoration of our “natural infrastructure” like coastal dunes, which provide wildlife habitat and buffer coastal communities from storm surge and sea level rise. Wildlife need our leaders to invest in natural and other climate-smart infrastructure.

Call on your federal leaders to take action for people and wildlife.

Protect Wildlife, Fight Chronic Wasting Disease!

A fatal, incurable wildlife disease is turning deer, elk, and even massive moose into wandering, listless versions of themselves.

Please speak out for wild deer, moose and elk: urge your representative and senators to support and pass the Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act.

Help Black Bears Move Freely in a Changing World

Black bear and other species need our help! Wildlife habitat is being fragmented and lost at an alarming rate.

Crucial habitats continue to be carved up by housing, roads, fences, energy facilities, and other man-made barriers. Speak out to help wildlife move in a changing world.

Protect Coastal Wildlife by Opposing More Offshore Drilling

Add your name to stand with coastal state governors in saying no to more offshore drilling and yes to safeguarding coastal wildlife.

Take Action for Migratory Birds

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act will be gutted unless we act. The Act currently protects 1,000 bird species from intentional and preventable harm, such as oil spills, poorly placed transmission lines, and other actions that result in bird deaths. Speak out!

Tell Congress: NO Attacks on Our Wild National Monuments!

Tell your members of Congress it’s time to stop attacks on our wild national monuments and future presidents’ ability to protect these special places.

Bring Bison Back to Their Ancestral Home

Millions of wild bison once roamed the Western plains, with herds blanketing the landscapes we now call Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas. Sign the petition to support restoring thousands of wild bison to millions of acres of native prairie habitat on tribal lands.

Stand up for Wolves and Other Wildlife

The future for wolf recovery across America was put in peril when the House of Representatives voted to remove gray wolves, in every state, from the Endangered Species List. Tell Congress to halt baseless attacks on the Endangered Species Act and support scientific gray wolf conservation.

Florida panther
One Vote. Over One Hundred Species.

Hundreds of species, including the Florida panther, have benefited from the Land and Water Conservation Fund since its creation in 1964.

But Congress has yet to provide funding this year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Until they act, this program won’t be able to help.

Safeguard Sea Turtles with Economy-Wide Carbon Cuts

One of the most effective ways to reduce carbon pollution—the leading cause of climate change and related sea-level rise—is through pricing carbon throughout all sectors of the economy. Please tell your congressmen and women that it is time to push for economy-wide carbon reductions across the US.

Stand Up for Wildlife and the Endangered Species Act

Under the Endangered Species Act, many animals have been saved from extinction. But this critical law — that can mean the difference between survival and extinction for so many species — could face new threats in 2019 from Congress and other parts of the government.

Stand with the National Wildlife Federation Action Fund and support a strong Endangered Species Act today.