Take action: Tell Congress: Protecting Wildlife isn’t Partisan The Endangered Species Act deserves a thoughtful, bipartisan process Earlier this month, the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released a staggering report putting the world on notice that one million species face the threat of extinction. The report, based on work by more than 400 experts from 50 countries, identifies five primary drivers of “unprecedented” biodiversity and ecosystem change over the past 50 years” as: changes in land and sea use; direct exploitation of organisms; climate change; pollution; and invasive species. Here in the United States, since 1973, we have been fortunate to have one of the world’s preeminent species conservation laws: the Endangered Species Act (ESA). ESA was passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, nearly unanimously by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed by President Nixon. The shared vision of ESA was to “provide a means whereby the ecosystems upon which endangered species and threatened species depend may be conserved” and “to provide a program for the conservation of such endangered species and threatened species.” ESA is an incredibly effective law, with more than 4 out of 5 Americans supporting it, but it needs resources. Take action today, and tell Congress not to abandon this bipartisan success story. Recipients Your SenatorsYour Representative Message Please give the ESA the thoughtful, bipartisan process it deserves Dear [Decision Maker], * Personalize your message I am extremely alarmed by the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services report that finds one million species face the threat of extinction. In the United States, your predecessors in the 93rd Congress had the foresight to pass -- nearly unanimously -- the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that, today, continues to enjoy the support of more than 4 out of 5 Americans. ESA is an invaluable tool that America brings to the table, doing its part to address the potential threat of species extinction. But the ESA needs resources. We need to ensure the men and women at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service have what they need to conserve species and habitat. We need to fix the chronic underinvestment in proactive, on-the-ground collaborative conservation. We also need to provide incentives for landowners to take proactive conservation measures. Please work to secure robust funding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service in Fiscal Year 2020 legislation so the United States can show the world that we are doing our part to protect all species. Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP] Contact *Required fields * Title: Mr. Ms. Mrs. Miss Dr. * First Name: * Last Name: * Your Email: * Address 1: * City: * State / Province: Choose a State AK AL AR AZ CA CO CT DC DE FL GA HI IA ID IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS MT NC ND NE NH NJ NM NV NY OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI WV WY AS FM GU MH MP PR PW VI * ZIP / Postal Code: * Phone Number: 1. Question - Not Required - Mobile Number: 2. Question - Not Required - Yes, I allow EDF to communicate with me via text messaging Please select response True False Yes, I would like to receive email updates from EDF Action.