Founded by a handful of concerned citizens in 2015, The Society for the Protection of Exobiological Microorganisms is one of the country’s most effective trans-galactic conservation associations.  Dedicated to meaningful and ethically responsible stewardship of celestial microfauna, SPEM fights on behalf of hypothetical extraterrestrial entities that cannot be seen with the naked eye.  It is possible that these complex life-forms play essential roles in the ecology of the cosmos, and SPEM serves as a crucial forum for education, advocacy, and policy making that bears on their future.