This article was published on: 11/26/18 3:05 PM
For Giving Tuesday, give thanks to the animals of our planet and protect them from extinction.
Support our 2019 campaign to Protect Our Species and we’ll thank you with the gift of a limited edition, sustainably-made charity T-shirt.
The first Earth Day in 1970 led to passage of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), preventing extinction for 99% of species under its protection. The ESA, saved the bald eagle, manatee, grizzly bear, American gray wolf, American alligator and thousands of other species.
But despite protection in the US and around the world, over 93,000 species are endangered today and 16,306 are facing extinction.
We’ve got to protect our species.
Sadly, humans cause species extinction through over-hunting, pollution, habitat destruction and carbon emissions. Species can’t cope with rapid changes in temperature and climate, severe weather and pollution of their surroundings.
It’s up to us to protect our species.
What’s worse, now the ESA is under attack! The current Administration, Congress and well-funded private groups have coordinated a concerted effort to weaken and disempower the Endangered Species Act. That’s why Earth Day Network is working to protect our species and save the Endangered Species Act.
Please help us. Get your Giving Tuesday gift today. Chose elephant or bee, in various colors and styles (kids sizes, too!). Thank you.