The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

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The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

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Dr. Bruce Stein, Moderator
Chief Scientist

Dr. Mamie Parker

Dr. Mamie Parker
Commissioner, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources | Former Head of Fisheries, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | Member, National Wildlife Federation Board of Directors

Collin O'Mara

Collin O'Mara
President & CEO

Abby Tinsley

Abby Tinsley
Associate Vice President for Policy & Government Affairs


One-third of all U.S. wildlife species are already imperiled or are vulnerable – and nearly one million species worldwide are at risk of extinction. But what can we do to reverse America's wildlife crisis? The Recovering America's Wildlife Act is the bipartisan solution we need.

For the past several years, the National Wildlife Federation, our millions of supporters, Tribes, and conservation partners around the country have been working to make this bold vision a reality. And now, thanks to this hard work and the bipartisan support of more than 200 members of Congress, the Recovering America's Wildlife Act is on the cusp of passage.

Join our esteemed group of panelists to learn more about the current status of the wildlife crisis, what this historic piece of legislation will mean for on-the-ground state and Tribal wildlife agencies, and what is needed from you to help make conservation history.

Recorded April 20, 2022.

How YOU Can Help

As we “race to the floor,” the most important thing we can do is keep up the volume of support and interest for this bill. We are asking all of our supporters and friends to help us do this in the following ways:

  1. Contact your members of Congress
    Interested in setting up a personal meeting with one of your elected representatives? The Federation’s team can help with this. Just let us know!
    To track what elected officials have supported the bill to date, check-in here: House Co-Sponsor List Senate Co-Sponsor List.
    Sign our action alert to ask your Congressional representatives for their support, or thank them if they have already co-sponsored.
  2. Submit an op-ed or letter to the editor to your local newspaper.
    Read President & CEO Collin O’Mara’s USA Today op-ed here.
  3. Ask businesses and organizations in your community to sign the Federation’s letter of support.
    To sign the letter and view the list of over 1,700 signatories, click here.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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