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The Endangered Species Act is one of the strongest, most effective wildlife protection laws in the world.

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.


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Extinction is an enormous problem but don't be overwhelmed. Together, we can fight it on all fronts and curb extinction and species loss. We can't do everything at once but each action you take matters.

Racing Extinction: The Film

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"

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Projecting Change in Boulder, Colorado

The team brought the critical message of Racing Extinction to Boulder International Film Festival using their electric projection vehicle.

The OPS Team

We gathered a team of artists and activists to uncover the most important issue our generation will face.

The Grasshopper Sparrow

By working together, we are protecting the Grasshopper Sparrow.

Joel Sartore - Rare

Earth's biodiversity is disappearing. National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore shows us the beauty in what we are losing.

Why Sharks Matter

If we lose an essential species like sharks, the whole environment will start to fail.

Racing Extinction Trailer

Watch the trailer for this exciting, inspirational and game-changing film.

Why I made Racing Extinction

Louie Psihoyos explains why he made Racing Extinction and why this is humanity’s moment to shine.

illUminations - Protecting Our Planet

We gathered a team of artists and activists to uncover the most important issue our generation will face.

FLIR - The Invisible Made Visible

The camera is a game changer. By exposing CO2 in the world around us it allows the world to see what scientists have been talking about for decades.

Reduce Carbon

There have been 5 mass extinctions on Earth and in each there was a massive carbon spike followed by the deaths of the coral reefs.

Palm Oil

We gathered a team of artists and activists to uncover the most important issue our generation will face.

Our Common Home - Vatican Projections

We transformed St. Peter’s Basilica with our message of hope to challenge the world to get involved. Share our message and inspire others to challenge themselves.

A Sneak Peek for Racing Extinction

Watch the first four minutes of the film Racing Extinction, then find out more about how you can help preserve our animals before it’s too late.

“The Choice is Ours”

An inspirational message from Director Louie Psihoyos.

“Change the world”

An inspirational message from shark expert Shawn Heinrichs.

“Everybody has to become a part”

An inspirational message from race car driver Leilani Munter.

Extinction Introduction

An introduction to Racing Extinction

Projecting Change on the Empire State Building

We transformed the Empire State Building with our message of hope to challenge the world to get involved. Share our message and inspire others to challenge themselves.

Racing Extinction: Faith and the Environment

For generations, many faith communities have been at the forefront of progress on critical societal issues. From abolition to poverty to the fight for civil rights, forward-thinking congregations have organized and acted in pursuit of progress.

Mobile Projection Tesla

In order to cast a light species extinction, the Racing Extinction team turned a standard Tesla Model S into a “mobile projection vehicle.” Take a behind the scenes look at all the car's special features.

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