Recovering America’s Wildlife Act one step closer to reality

Wildlife across the United States is in peril. State fish and wildlife agencies have collectively identified over 12,000 species of mammals, birds, fish and insects, many of which you have likely never heard of, as in need of proactive conservation measures.

If passed, Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) will provide funding necessary for such efforts.

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is a bipartisan piece of legislation. It was originally drafted a few years ago, but was reintroduced by Senators Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, and Missouri Republican Roy Blunt in July 2021. It currently has 32 bipartisan cosponsors. The US Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee voted to advance the legislation to the Senate for final passage.

The summary of the bill, which is formally titled S.2372, states:

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