Reintroduced to Congress in April 2021, funding from the Recovering America's Wildlife Act will augment traditional wildlife revenue streams such as state hunting and fishing licenses and taxes on hunting and fishing gear. It is expected to create thousands of jobs both at wildlife agencies and in the outdoor recreation industry.
One-third of all U.S. wildlife species are already imperiled or are vulnerable—and nearly one million species worldwide are at risk of extinction.
Plants and animals become threatened or endangered due to:
Loss of habitat due to climate change, drought, invasive species, disease and severe weather, Illegal or unregulated hunting or collection, Competition from non-native species, and Pollution.
The rapid decline of so many species of wildlife and the habitats they depend on threatens Americans’ quality of life, and our outdoor recreation economy, which contributes $887 billion to our national economy annually, creates 7.6 million direct jobs, and generates $124.5 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. It is critical that we come up with a solution that matches the scope of the challenge.
Hunters and anglers, outdoor recreationists, and conservationists agree, we need a solution that can cross the political isle to protect wildlife and their habitat in Arizona and across the nation.
What is RAWA, and what does it do?
Urge Arizona Senators to support RAWA to save America's vulnerable wildlife.