Just One Week Left To Speak Up For The Endangered Species Act!
from Wildlife Promise
Recent news from Hawaii reported that the federal government has identified 48 species on the island of Kauai to add to the endangered species list. According to the U.S. Secretary of Interior, imperiled ecosystems on the island make the future of these plants and animals uncertain.
What makes this sad news even worse? As many of you already know, that same Secretary of Interior – together with other federal agencies – has been considering a proposal that would roll back many important protections of the Endangered Species Act.
If adopted, the proposed changes would seriously weaken the safety net of habitat protections that we have relied upon to protect and recover endangered fish, wildlife and plants for the past 35 years.
As this recent news from Hawaii demonstrates, now more than ever, we need to maintain the strong protections of the Endangered Species Act.
Thanks so much to the thousands of you that have already submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to speak out against the proposed rollbacks.
For those of you that haven’t had a chance yet, there’s only a few days left to get your comments in before the October 14 deadline.
So, please take just a few minutes today to speak up on behalf of endangered wildlife!