Focus on nature

Habitat loss, climate change, invasive species, disease and severe weather have all taken a severe toll on birds, mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies and bees. All types of wildlife are declining – in many cases dramatically. But help might be on the way in the form of the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act that aims to keep more wildlife from becoming endangered, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Bipartisan — believe it or not — federal legislation would provide dedicated funding to Wisconsin and other states to invest in on-the-ground conservation for wildlife species of the greatest conservation need. This would include over 12,000 fish and wildlife species across America – and over 400 species in Wisconsin – from becoming threatened, endangered or extinct.

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