News | August 2, 2023

You can save the South’s disappearing wildlife

A colorful wild brook trout spotted in a stream.

Congress is currently considering passing the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a historic opportunity to invest in wildlife conservation efforts and prevent species from reaching their crisis point. It would give Southern states unprecedented levels of funding to conserve our priceless natural heritage. 

We have to act now to save Southern species from slipping away, and to reverse the trend of declining wildlife and plant populations in our region. 

Tell Congress to keep common animals common.

Tell Congress to support RAWA and keep common animals common, like the beloved Monarch butterfly, little brown bat, and Sicklefin redhorse our region is lucky to be home to. Proactive conservation efforts are more effective at recovering species and cost less money than waiting until they are staring down extinction. 

Let’s keep Alabama the most biodiverse state east of the Mississippi, and Tennessee’s Duck River home to more fish and mussel species than all of Europe. Let’s protect over 40 species of salamander that live in the Appalachian Mountains — more than anywhere else in the world — and nearly half of North America’s migratory birds that pass through our Gulf of Mexico Coast.

There’s way too much at stake.