Don’t give up on biodiversity!

This is an online forum to sign a letter rebuking the article on November 22, 2017 entitled 'We don’t need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution.' by R. Alexander Pyron in Washington Post, and re-published in several newspapers around the world.

On Sunday, December 3rd we submitted a short Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post, signed by more than 3,000 scientists and 300 citizens from 88 countries. On Friday, December 15th the letter was published in the Washington Post with more than 3,700 signatures.

Although the letter is already published, you can still sign below to show your support. This list will show your name and affiliation, but not your email address.

If you would like to get in touch with us regarding this effort, please use the email address: (We will read all messages, but for practical reasons may not be able to respond or take action.)

Do you know anyone else who may want to sign? Feel free to share this page!

Thank you very much for your support in this initiative, and let’s hope this will have a positive outcome for the appreciation and protection of biodiversity!

All the best,

Alexandre Antonelli & Allison Perrigo
The Antonelli Lab (@antonelli_lab)
Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (@GGBC_GU)

P.S. Alexander Pyron has later uploaded a commentary on his personal Facebook page and his lab website.