If you’ve been reading Wildlife Promise lately, you know that the impending fiscal cliff—which includes “sequestration,” a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts—could be pretty awful for wildlife (and people, too). These cuts will have a huge and devastating impact on conservation programs that safeguard wildlife, ensure our access to clean air and water, and protect our public lands.

In case you haven’t been convinced by our blogs on how the fiscal cliff would harm Wildlife Refuges, public landshunting and fishing, and wetlands, among other programs, take a look at this infographic on how badly the fiscal cliff could harm just one state: Ohio, home to much of the fragile Great Lakes region.


For NWF’s latest fiscal cliff materials, see NWF.org/FiscalCliff.

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