Tell Congress: Protect Conservation Funding

TNC staff member Axel Brunst stands on a rock inside the creater of Haleakala National Park, Hawaii. © Ian Shive for The Nature Conservancy

Tell Your Friends

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.

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  • “I am a scientist. As such I am fully aware that the issue of preserving our natural world and our environment is something that directly impacts me, my friends, family, and peers and the world our children will be living in.”
    Netanya S.
  • “I care VERY much. This is the first petition I have EVER signed and I am 96 years old.”
    Monique S.
  • “I talked to a 10-year-old boy today who said to me that he was worried thinking about the future. I asked him why and he said, ‘because of global warming, I’m afraid that the earth won’t be there for me and that people will not have places to live as the oceans keep rising.’ …We owe it to the future and to our children to safeguard our planet.”
    Helene W.

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Please stand up for nature by preserving conservation funding

I care deeply about our lands and waters—and the communities that rely on them. As Congress makes critical decisions on fiscal year 2024 government funding, I’m counting on you to protect conservation funding that helps preserve our most cherished natural resources and the many benefits nature provides.

Investments in conservation programs represent a small fraction of the federal budget, but the ripple effect of losing this funding is enormous. Cutting conservation funding doesn’t just harm our wildlife, plants and natural lands. It harms our communities, jobs and economy. Activities related to conservation including outdoor recreation, tourism and natural resource conservation support rural communities, create millions of jobs and contribute over $1 trillion to the economy each year.

I urge you to protect, champion and vote for conservation funding and policies that help fuel our economy and address the critical challenges facing our communities and the natural world.

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