Share the Facts: Wildlife Impacts of Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

from Wildlife Promise

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C MoerkRight now, our nation’s most important conservation laws — including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act — are under attack in the federal budget bill (also known as the Continuing Resolution) that Congress is expected to vote on this week.

That’s why we’re asking YOU to spread the word far and wide that cuts to our bedrock conservation programs are unacceptable.

Below is a list of facts about how wildlife and wild places depend on conservation programs. Please help us SPREAD THE WORD throughout the week by tweeting and posting these facts to your facebook wall:

The endangered Hawaiian monk seal needs conservation programs to aid in its recovery. #ContinuingResolution
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Don’t let congressional budget cuts mean aloha (goodbye) for HI’s endangered species. #ContinuingResolution
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If it weren’t for the Endangered Species Act, bald eagles would have disappeared years ago. #ContinuingResolution
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San Francisco Bay supports more than 500 species of wildlife and depends on conservation funding. #ContinuingResolution
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Restoring Clean Water Act protections for small streams and wetlands is vital for fish, wildlife. #ContinuingResolution
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Great Blue Herons and many other birds rely on protected wetlands for their survival. #ContinuingResolution
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Even as the icy habitat of polar bears melts, Congress wants to take away key protections. #ContinuingResolution
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund has conserved important elk habitat in the Rockies. #ContinuingResolution
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Fed. budget bill would allow 20 mil. acres of wetlands to be opened to polluters, developers.#ContinuingResolution
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At risk: the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program, which prevents wildlife from becoming endangered.#ContinuingResolution
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Proposed restrictions on the EPA would make it harder to keep Florida waters clean. #ContinuingResolution
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Great Lakes endangered piping plover depends on funding to protect their breeding habitats. #ContinuingResolution
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Chesapeake Bay budget cuts would affect the 1 mil. swans, geese and ducks that migrate there.#ContinuingResolution
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Recovery of 21 Puget Sound threatened or endangered species depends on EPA funds.#ContinuingResolution
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Chinook salmon are at less than 10% of their historic levels in Puget Sound river systems.#ContinuingResolution
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PA Game Commission is using federal funding to protect more than 30,000 bats. #ContinuingResolution
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Fed. budget bill could cut funding for research on bats and white-nose syndrome. #ContinuingResolution
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Without federal funding, the now-common peregrine falcon would be extinct.#ContinuingResolution
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In the US, fewer than 100 ocelots exist — conservation laws are needed for their survival.#ContinuingResolution
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There are 21 endangered butterfly species in the U.S. — resources are needed to protect them. #ContinuingResolution
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