Habitat loss and human-driven climate change are transforming the world to an inhabitable wasteland — at an astonishing rate.
The natural world is more imperiled than it ever has been in human history. Human encroachment and the overall warming of the planet have put more than one million species at risk for extinction. From our forests, which are being lost at a rate of 37 soccer fields per day, to our coral reefs, which are already 50 percent gone, all ecosystems are suffering injury. Effects from losing these habitats – driven by agriculture, burning fossil fuels, and other human activities – have sweeping consequences for all species, including the human race. As some of our most biodiverse ecosystems with the largest power for carbon sequestration disappear, we must act now to halt the sixth mass extinction.
Through restoration, policy, community engagement, and education, Turtle Island Restoration Network is on the frontlines of advocating for habitat protection and restoring essential ecosystems. From Galveston, Texas where we monitor essential beaches for nesting sea turtles, to northern California where we restore critical habitat for the endangered coho salmon, to the most remote reaches of the ocean where we advocate for critical habitat designation, we’re committed to carving dents into the biodiversity collapse currently underway. We will continue to fight for our fellow species, but we need your help.
Conserving and rehabilitating our fractured natural world is something we must unite to achieve in our lifetimes. From our lifestyle choices to our vote, we have power to change the course of history; this begins with individual behavior change. By signing our petitions or volunteering at our restoration and planting events, you are joining a growing community of planet protectors. When we coalesce our thoughtful conjunctive behaviors, we become an unstoppable force in the face of environmental negligence and natural resource greed.