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It wasn’t news in 2019 that humans are pushing animals to the brink. However, a landmark report released in May ran the alarm bells: 1 million species are at risk of extinction unless we take drastic action to reverse our actions.
This report made it clear that we must make biodiversity loss a central component of our conversation around climate change in 2020 and beyond. The two are inextricably linked. (Julian Castro even crafted a presidential plan around animal welfare and biodiversity–which was a pretty big deal!)
However, this past year after the jarring warning released from the UN, the Trump administration did just about everything in their power to gut the Endangered Species Act–one of the most successful (and popular) conservation laws in history. These actions showed us that legacy acts like the ESA aren’t guaranteed into perpetuity–we must keep fighting for them and for conservation.
Why This Matters: We know what’s at stake when it comes to our planet and the animals who share it with us. Human life is dependent upon healthy biodiversity and as election fever heats up in this coming year, we must vote for candidates that understand this.
This tiny owl is one lucky fella! He was plucked from the branches of the Christmas tree in NYC’s Rockefeller Plaza by one of the workers putting it up. Dubbed Rockefeller, he is now being nursed back to health at the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center, and his caretakers are hoping to release him back into the […]
Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission and its Southwest Water Management Division caught a record 2,000 Burmese pythons in Florida’s Everglades in just the first eight months of 2020. The good news is those snakes are gone. The bad news is there are that many Burmese pythons in the Everglades. Check out the cool photos of […]
Normalcy will return to the White House in January — the First Family will again have pets! The Bidens have two dogs, Champ and Major, and now an Instagram account with 60,000 followers, and even their own hashtag #DOTUS. The Obamas had two dogs, Sunny and Bo, and the Bushes had two cats and a […]
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