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Dingell, Joyce Applaud House Passage of WILD Act

Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06) and Dave Joyce (OH-14) today applauded the House passage of their bipartisan Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver (WILD) Reauthorization Act. The legislation would reauthorize critical U.S. Fish and Wildlife conservation programs – specifically, the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, which enables wildlife and habitat conservation in all 50 states and territories, and the Multinational Species Conservation Funds, which help conserve some of the world’s most iconic species, including rhinos, elephants, tigers, great apes, and turtles.
“In the over thirty years since its inception, the Multinational Species Conservation Funds have been an incredibly successful tool in strengthening global wildlife conservation, helping conserve our planet's most iconic and beloved wildlife species,” Dingell said. “I’m glad to see the WILD Act pass in the House to ensure we can continue this important work to protect these species for generations to come.” 

“Having grown up along Lake Erie, protecting the Great Lakes and the wildlife in the area, has always been one of my top priorities in Congress,” said Joyce. “With the passage of my bill in the House, we are one step closer to ensuring that our children and grandchildren will inherit a world rich in biodiversity. Thank you to my House colleagues and Chairman Westerman for supporting this legislation.”

"Renewal of the Multinational Species Conservation Funds will ensure the U.S. continues to lead global efforts to protect endangered elephants, rhinos, tigers, great apes, and sea turtles in the wild. The strong bipartisan support for the WILD Act in today's House vote is a testament to the effectiveness of these programs and the unifying power of efforts to conserve wildlife around the world. WWF thanks Reps. Dave Joyce and Debbie Dingell for their leadership to advance the WILD Act and urges the Senate to pass this important legislation without delay," said Alejandro Pérez, senior vice president of policy and government affairs, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
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