What is at stake for America's endangered species as decision-makers gather in Copenhagen and Congress debates a climate bill? Our new report, America's Hottest Species, demonstrates how endangered species in our country will be impacted by global warming.
We profile 10 endangered species to serve as ambassadors and demonstrate the ways in which global warming is harming our treasured wildlife and wild places. The report profiles the Kaua'i Creepter, Elkhorn Coral, Bull Trout, Canada Lynx, Pacific Salmon, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Brizzly Bear, Bog Turtle, Western Prairie Fringed Orchid, and Flatwoods Salamander. And we also highlight the Polar Bear, which you and other Endangered Species Coalition members chose as the Activist Choice.
As with all of our efforts, this report was created in collaboration with our incredibly effective member groups, scientific advisors and activists.
Endangered species don't have the luxury of waiting for international decision-makers to waiver on solutions to global warming. In the report, we call on President Obama and Congress to lead on efforts to save wildlife and wild places from climate change.
Global warming may be driving up to 30 percent of the world's species closer to extinction. But if we act now, there is still hope. That is why we are working every day to engage people and organizations in efforts to protect endangered species from urgent threats such as global warming.