Indiana’s endangered wildlife can’t wait to pass the RAWA US Senators

The Hoosier State is home to some of the most iconic wild animals in America. Today, Indiana has it More than 150 species which are in increasing danger of extinction. extinction forever. Action time is when animals are plentiful. We need to tackle the threats that lead to extinction: from habitat loss and fragmentation to invasive species and deteriorating water quality.

What’s happening here in Indiana is part of a larger national trend More than a third of America’s wildlife is on the verge of extinction. Fortunately, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help save Indiana’s rich biodiversity through a bipartisan bill in Congress called Restoration of America Wildlife Act (RAWA). The bill is designed to fund proactive, collaborative, and locally driven efforts to help restore endangered fish, wildlife, and plant species. Indiana can receive More than $18 million annually. It is a solution commensurate with the scale of the wildlife crisis.

IndyStar file photo: The federally endangered plover at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Linton.

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RAWA has a lot of bipartisan momentum. Parliament passed the bill In June in a bipartisan fashion. The bill has more than 30 co-sponsors in the Senate, including 16 Republicans. Indiana’s congressional delegation may hold the key to RAWA’s fate, and we need our members of Congress to help bring this vital funding home to Indiana.

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