10 actions the president should take on their own:
- Declare the global extinction crisis to be a national emergency.
- Establish 500 new national parks, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries.
- Strengthen public-land management to prioritize biodiversity and maintain abundant wildlife.
- Protect all critically imperiled wildlife and plants that are not yet on the endangered species list.
- Implement an ecosystem-approach to recovery that protects habitat, fosters ecological processes and addresses climate change.
- Require all federal agencies to develop proactive conservation plans for endangered species and to identify and protect critical habitat on their properties.
- Require the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt the precautionary principle when it regulates chemicals and pesticides.
- Ban the discharge of chemicals, pesticides and pollutants into freshwater and marine ecosystems, and impose 100% recycling standards for all plastic products while we transition away from oil-based plastics.
- Require all federal agencies to use their full authorities to combat the spread of invasive species.
- Designate and protect wildlife corridors, including the construction of 1,000 new wildlife overpasses and underpasses.
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