The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has provided protection to our most threatened and endangered plants and animals for over 30 years. As new legislation makes its way through Congress that would weaken the ESA, undermine its scientific foundation, and cripple federal efforts to protect and preserve wildlife and their habitats, scientists’ voices are critical. A strong, unified statement will help ensure that the science in the ESA remains strong.
Several organizations have written a letter and are seeking signatures from scientists. To sign this letter, go to the electronic form provided by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). This letter, concerning the science included in the ESA, will be delivered to the United States Senate. UCS wishes to have 3,000 scientists sign this letter; as of 732pm EST, they have slightly more than 1200 signatures. NOTE: this letter is only open to biologists with, or working toward, advanced degrees.