Whooping crane, Texas Gulf Coast. © Kendal Larson.
America’s wildlife is under threat like never before. More than a third of all species are at risk of extinction, many within decades. With degraded habitat, invasive species, and a shifting climate driving global biodiversity loss, we must take action now.
Sadly, Congress failed to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) last year, which means all 50 states still face drastic underfunding of local and state efforts to save struggling wildlife.
But the Senate has just taken a renewed interest in acting on this bill, so our team will be on the Hill this week trying to build as much bipartisan support as we can to finally get RAWA across the finish line.
We need your help to send the strongest message possible. Please urge your lawmakers to pass this once-in-a-generation investment in wildlife conservation now.
Your voice matters. When we’re at the table with policymakers, it gives us tremendous strength to show how many people from all corners of the country are with us calling for more protection for wildlife.
This critical conservation bill will boost recovery efforts for at-risk species like the whooping crane — one of the most endangered birds on the planet. Wetland conversion and habitat loss have pushed the crane to just slivers of their historic range. Simply put, they’re running out of space to survive. Fewer than 830 whooping cranes are left today, and more will disappear if we don’t act.
They’re just one of the thousands of species in need of conservation help. The alarming loss of biodiversity is not just a threat to species themselves, but to the communities, jobs and economies that depend on them.
Help make the biggest push possible right now to support this critical conservation bill.
RAWA will fund urgent work like habitat restoration and invasive species removal to save threatened wildlife in all 50 states, all while helping create jobs and grow local economies.
Even if you have already sent your message to Congress, we need you to add your name again right now.
Because there are so many species that need your voice.
Together, we can make a difference for our planet and all life that depends on healthy lands and waters.
Sign your name now to urge protection for America’s wildlife.
I’m grateful for all you do to safeguard the species and natural places you cherish.
Thank you for taking action,
Senior Director, Engagement and Advocacy Campaigns
The Nature Conservancy
Take action to save America’s wildlife.
AAQ / Resource: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects