The global illegal wildlife trade is bringing animals around the world to the brink. Pledge your support for national and international efforts to protect endangered species.
Marine conservationist Shawn Heinrichs explains how his life was once saved
by a shark hook that he wears around his neck every day.
Lamakera is a remote fishing village in Indonesia where more manta rays have been killed than any other known spot on Earth. Shawn Heinrichs is leading the Racing Extinction team in a monumental effort to help convert this tiny village from a fishing to a tourism culture.
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.
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.
This December, world leaders will come together in Paris for COP21 - the United Nations Climate Change Conference. It’s likely our last chance to agree upon a legally binding and global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We all know the fate of our Earth is in their hands. So too is the future of countless endangered species facing imminent threat because of our changing climate. We cannot afford to wait any longer. These species are counting on us.
Pledge to support state legislation to stop shark fin trade.
The sale, trade, distribution, and possession of shark fins remains legal in most parts of the U.S. Currently, only 9 US states ban the trade of shark fins: Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, California, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, New York, and Massachusetts. And New Jersey is very close. In collaboration with Oceana, Humane Society of the U.S. and Humane Society International, we are working on bans in new states starting with Rhode Island and Vermont. Pledge to support state legislation.