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Recovering America's Wildlife Act has 150+ cosponsors!

 

·       The Recovering America's Wildlife Act, H.R.3742, now has 153 cosponsors - more than a third of the U.S. House of Representatives!

This game-changing, bipartisan legislation would provide $1.4 billion to help 12,000 species of concern identified by state wildlife experts, including hundreds of at-risk fish and wildlife in Texas. That's why we need lots of Texas cosponsors.

Have you asked your U.S. House Representative to cosponsor H.R.3742? Details of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act are below. Take a look and then help Texas wildlife in 3 simple steps:

(1) Find out who your U.S House Representative from Texas is here.

(2) Look up that Representative's website and contact information in your search engine.

(3) Call their office and post a message on their website contact form asking them to:
 

"Please cosponsor the Recovering America's Wildlife Act, H.R.3742. It will benefit Texas fish and wildlife, business and industry, outdoor recreation and tourism, and all Texans".

Visit our online toolkit for more resources.

About the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act:

• H.R. 3742 was introduced by Representatives Dingell (D-Mich.) and Fortenberry (R-Neb.).

• The bill will fund conservation efforts for more than 12,000 species in need of assistance by providing $1.397 billion in dedicated annual funding for proactive, on-the-ground wildlife projects throughout every state and territory -- without any new taxes.

• $1.3 billion of the funds will go to the state and territorial wildlife agencies. This spending will be guided by the Congressionally-mandated State Wildlife Action Plans, which identify specific strategies to restore the populations of species of greatest conservation need. Over $50 million per year would come to Texas.

• Tribal Nations would receive $97.5 million annually to fund proactive wildlife conservation efforts on roughly 140 million acres of land.

• The bill complements the highly successful Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Dingell-Johnson), which have led to the state-led recovery of a range of large mammals, game birds, and sportfish that faced potential extinction last century.

• A 2018 report, Reversing America’s Wildlife Crisis: Securing the Future of Our Fish and Wildlife, found that one-third of America’s wildlife species are at an increased risk of extinction. More than 150 U.S. species have already gone extinct and an additional 500 species have not been seen in recent decades and are regarded as possibly extinct.

 

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