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For information on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, contact:
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Recovering America’s Wildlife Act aims to keep more wildlife from becoming endangered

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More than 12,000 fish and wildlife species across America – and more than 400 in Wisconsin -- are in trouble, their populations declining or so low they’re at risk of becoming threatened or endangered. Bipartisan federal legislation known as the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) would provide funding to states to invest in on-the-ground conservation for fish and wildlife species most at risk of extinction.

No new taxes would be required and this proposed dedicated funding of $1.3 billion annually to states and $97.5 million to Tribal Nations would allow Wisconsin and other states to keep more species from becoming threatened or endangered.

We’ve shown in Wisconsin and in the rest of the country that when we’ve invested in conservation, fish and wildlife populations increase and endangered species recover.

Happy wood turtle
Monarch buttefly
Golden winged warbler

The wood turtle, left, monarch butterfly, center, and golden-winged warbler, right are wildlife that would benefit from the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Photos by Ryan Brady.

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Last revised: Friday December 13 2019