The National Wildlife Federation calls the bill “an important step in the right direction.”
Washington, DC – Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said U.S. Senate legislation (S.3223) introduced today represents an important step towards addressing the crisis facing America’s wildlife and he urged the Senate to strengthen it further through the addition of dedicated funding.
“America’s wildlife are in crisis—more than one third of all species are vulnerable or at risk. We’re grateful to Senators Risch and Manchin for introducing a bill that demonstrates that the best way to save America’s 12,000 at-risk species is through collaborative, proactive, on-the-ground conservation efforts,” O’Mara said. “This bill is an important step in the right direction and we look forward to working with the Senate to strengthen it further by adding the dedicated funding necessary to save the full diversity of wildlife species through collaborative conservation, just as the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937 (Pittman-Robertson) helped fuel the recovery of wildlife from pronghorn, elk, and bighorn sheep to waterfowl and ducks.”
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