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Have You Seen an Endangered Species? Tell Us! November 08, 2005 5:53 PM

Environmental Defense: Finding the Ways that Work

Have you seen anendangered species?
We need your story to help us defend the Endangered Species Act in the Senate!

Tell Your Story

Scientist Linda Laack with ocelot

Who's Endangered or Threatened?
Here are some commonly-spotted species:

Bald Eagle
Grizzly Bear
California Sea Otter
Sea Turtle
Grey Wolf
Brown Pelican
Humpback Whale
Whooping Crane
Hawaiian Goose
California Condor
Peregrine Falcon*

Full list of endangered species (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Web site)

*recently delisted

Have you ever been on a hike and seen a bald eagle soar across the sky? Ever heard the howl of a grey wolf echoing through a tree-lined mountain pass? If so, we want to hear from you.

Our Emergency Campaign to Save the Endangered Species Act is about honoring the relationship we share with the natural world around us. And we need your help to convey this spirit to Congress. Do you or someone you know have a story to share describing how an endangered species has enriched your lives?

Tell Your Story

As we prepare to meet with key senators, your story will help us show them how much voters care about preserving our rarest species.

That's why we're inviting you to share your personal experiences with endangered species. Be sure to ask your friends to share their stories too.

Tell Your Story Now

Our own ecosystems scientist, Linda Laack, described seeing an ocelot and her kitten in Texas:

About 20 years ago I was a graduate student conducting research on the small population of ocelots in south Texas. I couldn't believe my good fortune one night in seeing a beautiful female ocelot.

Imagine my elation when moments later a kitten leapt from the brush onto its mother's back and began wrestling with her! Little did I know then that I would eventually end up following that kitten's progress over the next twelve years of her life as she became a mother and even a grandmother.

Our director of internet strategies, Kira Marchenese, also recalled seeing a bald eagle:

Last month, I was on an afternoon paddle on the West Coast. The guide told us we'd see no eagle
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as they were fishing somewhere else that day.

Just as we came back into the harbor, a lone bald eagle skimmed the water 20 feet in front of me. I got a perfect view of its yellow talons and startlingly white head.

Have you seen an endangered species? Tell us about it!

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