Recovering America's Wildlife Act: A Natural Investment to Reverse America's Wildlife Crisis and Save the Monarch Butterfly

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 9:23pm
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Like the Monarch Butterfly, more than one-third of America’s fish and wildlife species are now at risk of extinction. In the United States alone, more than 1,600 species are already listed under the Endangered Species Act, another 150 are presumed extinct, and state wildlife agencies have identified more than 12,000 Species of Greatest Conservation Need. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, federal legislation to create an almost $1.4 billion annual fund for states and tribes, will focus on proactive conservation actions to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered as well as help recover those already endangered. It will be the most significant investment in wildlife since the creation of the ESA. The Monarch Butterfly is a prime example of a species in dire need of proactive conservation action. This bill would provide the much needed funds to do more habitat restoration, monitoring, research, education to help this butterfly in every part of our nation. The nationwide campaign to elevate the wildlife crisis and build a big tent coalition to ensure the bill’s passage needs the Monarch Joint Venture’s partners help!