Good news! The WILD Act, a bipartisan bill which contains several measures that are imperative to conserving wildlife and wild places, has already passed in the Senate and is now being considered in the House of Representatives!
This bill re-authorizes the Multinational Species Conservation Fund, a U.S. Fish & Wildlife program that is vital to the protection of rhinos and tigers, great apes, marine turtles, and elephants.
The WILD Act would also be great news for tortoises and freshwater turtles, expanding the Marine Turtle Conservation Act grant program to establish a new source of funding for conserving these species. About 60 percent of tortoises and freshwater turtles are listed as threatened, or endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Some are already either extinct in the wild or have less than 100 individuals remaining, so this help can’t come soon enough.
Please urge your representative to support this bill. Send the letter below to protect elephants and others in danger.