Help Endangered Species Proposed administrative changes to the Endangered Species Act would significantly weaken protections for endangered species. Threatened animals need YOU to protect the Act. The Cincinnati Zoo, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and its members take the issue of wildlife conservation very seriously and wholeheartedly support the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which has prevented hundreds of listed species from going extinct. The ESA is working & has prevented the extinction of 99% of the species it protects since its inception, in 1973. Take Action Before Deadline of September 24, 2018 The Cincinnati Zoo and the AZA stands in opposition to these proposed regulatory changes. Not because we believe the law is perfect. Not because we believe all of these proposed changes are bad. But because we believe that several are very damaging, and because our government has not done the hard work of addressing and analyzing the challenges of species conservation and building consensus around ideas to improve the law and its implementation. Key messages: The most recent studies show that 83 percent of the American public supports the Endangered Species Act. The administration is seeking changes to the Endangered Species Act on behalf of special interests, not the community. The Endangered Species Act is based on constantly evolving science from the best data available, and scientists—not economics—should make decisions about which species to protect. Threatened species should receive protections from killing, trapping and other forms of harm and commercial exploitation. For your message, copy and paste from the key messages above, or write your own. Comments for each notice must be received within 60 days, by September 24, 2018. All comments will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means any personal information provided through the process will be posted.