Tigers, elephants, rhinos, and countless other species are already on the edge of extinction. Now, U.S. funding for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which fights for their protection, is on the chopping block.
TThe GEF brings together the world's governments, non-profits, and the private sector to address the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet. It plays a key role in fighting the illegal wildlife trade by working with countries to strengthen national legislation, enhance wildlife law enforcement, and improve monitoring to reduce poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife parts and products.
The GEF also works with the U.S. Forest Service to reduce illegal logging in places such as the Amazon and Congo Basins, saving habitat for jaguars, monkeys, and turtles, and shutting down key sources of the illegal timber that floods global markets.
The Administration and the House of Representatives propose slashing funding to the GEF. The U.S. Senate has recommended restoring most of the cuts. The U.S. is so close to honoring its full commitment. We need you to write Congress to tell them fully funding the GEF is important for wildlife.
Tell your Members of Congress: Support fully funding the U.S. contribution to the Global Environment Facility and help save threatened wildlife.