As a staggering 12,000 species of wildlife are pushed closer to the brink of endangerment, The Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife (Alliance) today unveils a means for Tennessee residents to help ensure our fish and wildlife habitats remain intact to allow future generations to pursue the outdoor activities we enjoy today.
Tennesseans can now support the passage of the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R.3742)
through The Alliance’s new line of men’s and women’s apparel. Partnering with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
(TWRA) to launch the awareness raising initiative, Tennessee’s citizens will be provided with the most up-to-date information on this game-changing effort through TWRA’s efforts.
Available for purchase on RecoverWildlife.com, The Alliance has created a face mask and T-shirts in men’s and women’s sizes made from 100% recycled materials. Available in navy heather and blue heather V-neck, the T-shirts are $25 and the multi-functional face mask is priced at $13 with free shipping included. All apparel sales directly support the conservation of fish, wildlife, and their habitats in Tennessee and beyond. The proceeds from each purchase will bolster the effort to pass H.R. 3742, which will be paramount in preventing the loss of the wildlife and their habitats we hold dear.
“As United States citizens, we all have a duty not only to ourselves, but to our future generations, to ensure that we responsibly manage our diverse fish and wildlife resources. More than ever people are turning to nature for solace and responsible social distancing recreation opportunities,” said Sean Saville, Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife Campaign Manager. “When people reconnect with nature they are reminded of the value of our land, water and wildlife and want to do something positive to help protect it. This legislation is a game changer for conservation, and we need everyone to get involved to make it a reality.”
The Alliance for America’s Fish & Wildlife’s mission is to create a 21st-century funding model for proactive conservation of our nation’s most precious natural resources, our fish and wildlife. The solution to this wildlife crisis is passage of the bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The bill provides $1.3 billion per year for state fish and wildlife agencies and $97.5 million for Tribal nations for the conservation of our most vulnerable fish and wildlife. This solution will not require taxpayers or businesses to pay more, but instead allows all Americans to become investors in fish and wildlife conservation.
Investing in conservation has never been easier thanks to the launch of The Alliance’s fundraising initiative through their new apparel line. This is an avenue in which each American can play their part in the protection of our nature, our nation, and our future.
“We are proud to be partnering with The Alliance to work towards passing the legislation that will preserve the diverse and vibrant fish, wildlife, and outdoor recreation opportunities not just in Tennessee, but the country as a whole,” said Jenifer Wisniewski, chief of Communications and Outreach at Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency. “I ask that my fellow Tennesseans join us in the fight to preserve the wildlife and habitats that make our state a hub for outdoor enthusiasts.”
Officials said, "Much is at stake if we do not act soon. Without much needed funding to combat the issue, scientists estimate that one-third of wildlife species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered. It currently costs the American public hundreds of millions of dollars each year to restore threatened and endangered species, costs that could be avoided or greatly reduced if proactive conservation measures were implemented first. We need to start down a new path where we invest proactively in conservation rather than reactively. Every American benefits when we have healthy and accessible fish and wildlife."
Please visit RecoverWildlife.com to learn more about this conservation initiative and view and purchase apparel, and learn more about The Alliance’s mission at OurNatureUSA.com.
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