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Without continued investment in state and Tribal conservation efforts, the American bison is just one of the thousands of species whose fate is uncertain as climate change and habitat destruction intensify.
More than a third of America's fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction today. The alarming loss of biodiversity is not just a threat to species themselves, but to the communities, jobs and economies that depend on them.
State fish and wildlife agencies could do more to protect at-risk species before they slide toward extinction, but current funding levels are less than 5 percent of what is necessary to halt biodiversity loss. That’s why Congress must pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) to dramatically increase funding for local and state efforts needed to save struggling wildlife before it’s too late.
Add your name now to tell Congress you’re counting on them to pass RAWA and save America’s threatened wildlife. Time is running out to conserve our most vulnerable species while we still can.
I agree that we must take immediate action to protect America’s at-risk and endangered wildlife. The alarming loss of biodiversity is not just a threat to species themselves, but to the communities and economies that depend on them. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) could generate as many as 33,600 direct jobs every year in fields ranging from construction to forestry, as well as improve the country’s outdoor recreation economy. I’m adding my voice to support passing RAWA, a bill that will boost the critically underfunded state and local fish and wildlife agencies before more species are at risk of extinction.
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