Though the threat of a government shutdown has been averted for now, members of Congress still need to hear from their constituents about the importance of preserving conservation funding.
Over the last few years, bipartisan support for conservation has been on the rise. We’ve seen historic policy advances that show how far we’ve come in making conservation and climate action central and urgent policy issues in the United States. But we need to protect critical conservation funding at the state and federal levels because we know that we have years—not decades—to address the intertwined crises of climate change and biodiversity loss facing the planet.
Investments in conservation programs is a small fraction of the federal budget, but the ripple effect of losing this funding would be enormous…
Cutting conservation funding doesn’t just harm our wildlife and natural lands. It harms our communities, jobs and economy. We need Congress to fund real solutions that protect the lands and waters we rely on because if there is one thing we can agree on, it’s that we depend on nature and we can’t afford to take a step back.
We’re calling on Congress to protect vital conservation funding and policies that result in cleaner air and water, accelerate the transition to a clean energy future, increase community resilience, support on-the-ground conservation efforts and preserve nature and humanity’s future.
It’s time to put politics aside because conservation is a nonpartisan, practical win for people and the planet. Sign your name and raise your voice for nature today.