Tell your U.S. Representatives to vote for the Recovering America's Wildlife Act in support of this urgently needed bill to protect bats and wildlife.
Far too many wildlife species are threatened today, and bats are no exception. Though bats provide essential ecosystem services, such as eating agricultural pests, as many as 30% of bats in the U.S. are at risk for survival, making them one of the most at-risk groups of wildlife. And when bats suffer, entire ecosystems suffer.
That’s why we need the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA): landmark legislation that would commit a much needed $1.4 billion per year to fund wildlife conservation efforts, giving each state, territory, and tribal government the resources to protect its most at-risk habitats and species.
There are 47 species of bats in the U.S., and every single one of them would benefit from RAWA. For the most at-risk bats, like the Hoary bat and Townsend’s big-eared bat, this crucial funding will make an enormous difference to their survival.
RAWA has bipartisan committee support in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. In a time where we seem divided – conservation continues to unite the country. In the coming weeks, this groundbreaking legislation is expected to move to the House and Senate floor for full chamber votes.
Every voice matters. Tell your U.S. Representatives to vote to support this urgently needed bill to protect wildlife.