As a first step, we’re working to bring the Endangered Species Act back to full strength. We are calling on the Biden administration and Congress to restore the Act.
In the long-term, we need to strengthen the ESA to include protections that kick in when a species’ numbers begin to fall, rather than waiting until their very survival is threatened to act.
And beyond the ESA, we need to reconnect natural areas that have been disconnected by roads, fences and other man-made obstacles. Specifically, we need to promote the expansion of wildlife corridors through our support of the bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act. We must also stop proposals that threaten America’s wild places, which are not only worth protecting for their own sake but are also important habitats. That’s why we’re working to stop plans to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where polar bears and caribou roam, and block plans to log the untamed roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest, home to trees older than America.