Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act Passes Through House Natural Resources Committee
Washington, January 29, 2020
Today, the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act (H.R. 2795) passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee markup, advancing the legislation one step closer to a vote on the House floor. The markup is another significant procedural step for the bipartisan, bicameral legislation inspired by the work of Dr. E.O. Wilson, which was reintroduced by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) in 2019.
“Many of America’s most beloved species – from the Florida panther to the pronghorn and the monarch butterfly are under threat due to the degradation of their native habitats. If we do not act soon, we are in grave danger of losing them forever,” said Rep. Don Beyer. “The bipartisan Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act is a major step forward in preserving and protecting these endangered species. This important bill gives them a fighting chance and gives decisionmakers the data they need to ensure survival for generations to come. I thank my colleagues on the Natural Resources Committee for passing this bill, and I look forward to passing it on the House floor soon.”
The Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act is endorsed by hundreds of wildlife protection organizations and outdoor retailers, including the Wildlands Network, Patagonia, the National Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Endangered Species Coalition.