Alarm bells are ringing for America’s wildlife.
More than a third of our species are considered vulnerable. The iconic monarch butterflies, once so common, are now at risk of extinction and are a candidate for an endangered species. There are three billion fewer birds in our skies today than there were 50 years ago. More than 40% of freshwater fish species are at risk in North America. And tragically, over a third of America’s wildlife face an elevated risk of extinction.
The good news is that members of Congress ~ on both sides of the aisle ~ are backing a bill that will help. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will dedicate $1.4 billion annually to locally led efforts that would help approximately 12,000 species of concern.
Collin O’Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, discusses the current crisis for America's wildlife.