Progress is being made toward passage of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act by U.S. Congress like never before with strong bipartisan support in the Senate and nearly 140 House cosponsors to date. The Federation has been hard at work garnering support for this pivotal legislation that will bring much needed, dedicated funding to Tennessee and states across the country to support proactive work to benefit species of greatest conservation need to keep them from becoming endangered, and to recover threatened and endangered species.
In Tennessee, this will mean the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and partners will receive an estimated $25.6M to work on projects and research to support the more than 1,400 plant and animal species have been identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan as being in greatest need of conservation. Currently, the State of Tennessee receives less than a million dollars in federal funding to do this work.
We thank Senator Hagerty, and Representatives Kustoff, Cooper, Cohen, and Fleischmann for cosponsoring RAWA. The Federation encourages you to reach out to your congressional leaders to help get the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act across the finish line!