Funding from the Recovering America's Wildlife Act would 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. But we are running out of time to get RAWA passed this legislative session — if our representatives don't act, we'll have to wait till 2023 to try again. Wildlife needs action now.
Update - 3/2023
The historic wildlife bill, Recovering America's Wildlife Act, was reintroduced by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) in the 118th Congress with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC). This is another chance for this important bill — a one of a kind opportunity for conservation — to pass. RAWA has bipartisan support, and we remain hopeful that it will successfully bring an estimated $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion each year as an amendment to the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act.
Urge your representative to support RAWA to save America's vulnerable wildlife.
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:
The rapid decline of so many species of wildlife and the habitats they depend on threatens our 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.
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?