NWF: Support Fair Funding and Incentives for Endangered Species

May 19th, 2007 6:41 pm by Kelly Garbato

Via the National Wildlife Federation:

Support Fair Funding and Incentives for Endangered Species

Congress is RIGHT NOW making important decisions about how America treats our endangered species. Please contact your senators and representative, and urge them to:

* Co-sponsor the Endangered Species Recovery Act (S. 700/H.R. 1422), which will put in place financial incentives for private landowners to help save endangered plants and animals. The bill provides $400 million annually in new tax credits and deductions for landowners who take steps to help wildlife on their property.

* Provide fair funding for endangered species management. The current Endangered Species Act is chronically under funded when it comes to species listing and recovery planning to habitat restoration and beyond. Ask your lawmakers to provide $470 million in 2008 for the two key agencies that implement the Act–the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

You can read more and take action here.



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