Have you seen an endangered 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:
California Sea Otter
Full list of endangered species (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Web site)
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.
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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