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One-Third of America’s Fish & Wildlife are at Risk!

February 1, 2018

The Alliance for America's Fish & Wildlife creates a 21st-century funding model for critically needed conservation of our nation's most precious natural resources.

An unprecedented alliance of government, business, education and conservation leaders have united to provide a solution for one of America’s greatest threats—the decline of our fish and wildlife and their natural habitats, and what this means for people and the economy. Scientists estimate that one-third of wildlife species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered without much needed funding for their conservation.

The Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife’s purpose is to create a 21st-century funding model for critically needed conservation of our nation’s most precious natural resources, our fish and wildlife. This effort has expanded out of the strong partnership created by the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources, consisting of members representing the outdoor recreation, retail and manufacturing sector, the energy and automotive industries, private landowners, educational institutions, conservation organizations, sportsmen’s groups and state and federal fish and wildlife agencies.

The solution to this wildlife challenge is passage of the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647), introduced by Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI). The bill will redirect $1.3 billion in existing royalties annually from the development of energy and mineral resources on federal lands and waters to conserve the full array of fish and wildlife. This solution will not require taxpayers or businesses to pay more, but instead allows all Americans to become investors in fish and wildlife conservation.

As Bond Moroch, our mission is to get every American to encourage his/her Representative and Senator to vote in favor of the bill. We are mobilizing teams across the U.S. in every state, implementing a national and state-specific media effort, pushing hard on all social media channels and establishing partnerships with a range of organizations and companies across the country.

Here’s how you can help. Please visit www.OurNatureUSA.com to learn more and to contact your Representatives and Senators to vote in favor of H.R. 4647.

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Skipper Bond is a Partner at Bond Moroch.