The Endangered Species Act is the last resort for many species to avoid extinction. Members of Congress are disregarding science and proposing bills to slash the Act. But, there is something powerful you can do as an individual to protect species from disappearing forever.
On June 2nd 2016, the Obama Administration finalized tough new rules to stop the trade of ivory in the United States. Thanks to people like you, we’re a step closer to banning ivory worldwide.
It has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of species that have been protected under its care, including American icons like the bald eagle, California condor and Florida manatee. But, members of Congress are moving forward a series of bills that would gut protections for endangered and threatened wildlife and their habitat under the Act.
Even small actions when taken together can have a major impact. Sign up for a challenge today and join the movement.
Tell Congress to protect endangered species from exploitation in the United States
Washington state bans endangered animal trade.
Join us to learn how your state can follow Washington's lead
Pledge your support to ban the trade of shark fins
In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade creates bogus markets at the expense of creatures that have survived on this planet for millions of years. And the other surrounds us, hiding in plain sight — a world that the oil and gas companies don’t want the rest of us to see. Using covert tactics and state-of-the-art technology, the Racing Extinction team exposes these two worlds in an inspiring affirmation to preserve life as we know it. From the Academy Award® Winning Filmmakers of "The Cove"
Call on palm oil companies to halt the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.
Despite protection under Indonesian national law, expansion of Conflict Palm Oil plantations threatens the survival of the entire Leuser ecosystem and the unique species that call it home. Watch the video to learn more.
Join Rainforest Action Network in calling on palm oil companies to immediately halt the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.
The Racing Extinction Soundtrack is available for download and streaming!
The Racing Extinction Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available for download and streaming! The soundtrack features the Academy-Award nominated song “Manta Ray” by J. Ralph and Antony, as well as "One Candle" performed by J. Ralph and Sia. Watch the music video now, download the soundtrack and Join the race against extinction.
Tell Congress to stand up against the exploitation of endangered species.
Endangered species are trafficked through the U.S. and China more than any other places in the world. From exotic pets to jewelry and clothing, our laws today allow trafficking which directly threatens some of the world’s most vulnerable species. It’s shocking, but it’s also an opportunity for change.
Tell Congress to stand up against the exploitation of endangered species and pass legislation stopping this trafficking once and for all.
Show the world you are Racing Extinction.
Support the village of Lamakera by lighting a candle. Purchase the Manta Ray candle holder from Glassy Baby and 10% of the sale will be donated to WildAid to support the small village of Lamakera in Indonesia.
Your Voice Was Heard at Historic COP21
After the #RacingExtinction premiere, 24,000+ people immediately took climate action, demanding progress from leaders of the world’s 5 largest carbon emitters. Your voice was heard as leaders agreed to an historic agreement on reducing dangerous emissions. Join us now so we can keep the pressure on!
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Washington state passes initiative to ban endangered species trade.
Thanks to the wisdom, compassion and determination of Washington voters, state authorities now have stronger tools to crack down on the illegal trade in endangered animal parts, which will help us save some of Earth’s most iconic creatures.
But our work is not done. Because even as we were casting our ballots to pass I-1401, poachers in Africa continued to kill elephants to harvest their tusks, and illegal fishing crews slaughtered countless sharks just for their fins. So our fight for a more humane planet continues. I-1401 is a model that other states can follow.
Help us ensure other states follow Washington's lead. Join us to learn more.
The time is now for leaders to act – and for all of us to speak up.
Poaching, illegal animal trafficking and overconsumption are bringing precious species to the brink. The time is now for world leaders to act – and for all of us to speak up. Thank the President for stepping up to protect endangered species and ask him to finalize the Administration's proposed rule to stop the commercial ivory trade in the United States. Poachers have killed more than 100,000 elephants in the last three years and we are running out of time. Please act now and show your support.