The Recovering America's Wildlife Act passed the U.S. House in June 2022, and is awaiting action in the U.S. Senate.
The bills will provide $1.3 billion annually to the states for wildlife protection and recovery, focused on the species of greatest conservation need. These are fish and wildlife species listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern. Indiana would receive approximately $14.5 million a year under the bill's distribution formula. To receive these funds, Indiana would have to come up with a matching amount of $6 million a year. The funds would allow the Indiana DNR to more effectively implement the State Wildlife Action Plan.
If passed, S. 2372 would provide a major boost for American wildlife conservation.
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