Protect Hippos Under the Endangered Species Act
*Update 7/14/2022:The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a public comment period, take action now to help save these iconic animals.
The common hippopotamus is facing population declines in a significant portion of its range, due to habitat loss, poaching for illegal trade, commercial overutilization and other factors. Not only are hippos a globally recognized icon, but they are also irreplaceable to the health of African ecosystems. It is imperative that we turn our attention to these unique animals before it is too late.
Listing hippos under the Endangered Species Act would protect them by ending imports of hippo parts, products and trophies to the U.S. unless it can be shown that import would benefit the survival of the species. As a global leader in conservation and the top consumer of hippo ivory, skins and trophies, the U.S. has a vital role to play in protecting hippos from extinction.
Please take a moment to contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and urge them to protect hippos by listing them under the Endangered Species Act using the form below. Editing your message will help it stand out.