Make This the Best Week for Wildlife – #10WildlifeChampions
National Wildlife Week kicks into gear today. Will you join us in our big push for 10 members of the House of Representatives to commit THIS WEEK to support and co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act? From warblers singing their hearts out in the treetops to rare and elusive red foxes scampering the Sierra Nevada mountains, wildlife at-risk across America need us more than ever.
This wildlife-saving bill crosses all political divides to address the crisis facing so many species before it’s too late. Sadly, one third-of America’s fish and wildlife species face serious risks to survival. Thousands of species are losing ground fast—unless we step up on their behalf. Start National Wildlife Week now: PLEASE TAKE 30 SECONDS TO ACTAct Now
We’re proud to report a growing list of Republican and Democrat wildlife champions in the House of Representatives, signing up to support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, introduced by Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI).
Is your Congressional Representative signed on yet? If yes, please send a note of thanks. If not, tell them THIS is the week to sign on for wildlife.
As you begin National Wildlife Week, look outside your home or office window wherever you are. Honor the wildlife in your life—from peregrine falcons diving for pigeons in cities to the chickadees at your feeder. Show your love for wildlife in daily actions where you live—whether planting a native wildflower for pollinators or taking school kids on a nature walk.
At the same time, work for passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Working together, we can pass legislation that will accelerate and magnify every personal action. States will receive a portion of the $1.3 billion annually slated to save our irreplaceable wildlife and the homes they depend upon. The funding comes from a sliver of existing annual revenues received by the federal government.
Your state stands ready to put every dollar to efficient use without delay. State Wildlife Action Plans are already in place—ready to fully conserve and recover wildlife now before we are forced to take expensive, last-ditch emergency measures.
Thanks for making this the BEST week ever for wildlife. #10WildlifeChampions