Wildlife

As Greens, we believe that humanity should share the planet with all its other species.

Our continuing destruction of animal habitats threatens an ever-growing number of species with extinction. This not only deprives these species of their existence, but will deprive future human generations of the enrichment of having these species on the Earth.
 
For this reason, we emphasize the importance of protecting endangered species and their habitats. All policies concerning human settlement, food, energy, natural resources, water (fresh and saline), coastal development and industrialization should be formulated to prevent further disruption of the non-human ecosystems' ability to maintain themselves.
 
The Green Party advocates policies to defend wildlife:
 
Ensure the protection of native animals and plants in their natural surroundings when planning economic developments.
 
Re-establish habitats for wildlife instead of practicing game species management for maximum sustainable yields.
 
Reintroduce native species to areas from which they have been eradicated.
 
Eliminate predator control on public lands, and reintroduce native predators where they would contribute to a viable ecosystem.
 
Stop any further drainage of wetlands and any further development of shore areas.
 
Strengthen the Endangered Species Act, as has been recommended by the National Academy of Science.
 
Educate ourselves about animal behaviors to overcome our culture's irrational fear of wildlife, and learn techniques of co-existence with other species.