There are many ways that people can push wildlife populations toward extinction: destruction of habitat, pollution, hunting, and collection for food or sale to the pet, research, entertainment, or souvenir industries, etc. Fortunately, there are just as many ways that we can fight for these animals
Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, an "endangered" species is one in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its natural habitat. A "threatened" species is one likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future.
Other federal laws protecting wild animals and their habitats include the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and the Wild Bird Conservation Act. States often have laws to protect imperiled species and the United States has signed many international agreements.
The HSUS is vigilant is assuring that laws are enforced and the species protected.
News & Events
July 9, 2014
Authorities are seeking information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the deaths of several endangered least terns.
July 3, 2014
HSUS vice president for wildlife protection, Nicole Paquette, responded to Facebook removing some of Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones’ images of rare and endangered animals she hunted.
July 2, 2014
HSUS Vice President for wildlife protection Nicole Paquette issued a response to the controversy surrounding Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones’ Facebook images of exotic and endangered animals she had killed
June 20, 2014
The HSUS helps place special-needs animals as Nevada's Desert Tortoise Conservation Center prepares to close.