Stop Cuts to International Conservation

Land & Water Conservation

Almost all of the world's lemur species are threatened with extinction thanks to the pressures of rampant deforestation and a warming climate. The lemurs of Madagascar may be the most endangered mammal group on Earth.

The Nature Conservancy and our partners are working hard to ensure that species like the endangered giant bamboo lemur have a fighting chance by slowing the onslaught of deforestation. But the recently proposed federal budget could make saving this species much harder, by drastically cutting funding for programs that protect forests from deforestation.

In fact, funding to help other nations conserve their natural resources and protect their imperiled wildlife would be dramatically cut by more than 81%.

If enacted, the President's budget will devastate strong conservation progress around the world and threaten animals like lemurs with extinction. And if we cut funding to protect forests worldwide, we'll lose another tool to curb greenhouse gas emissions, increasing the threat of climate change.

We need Congress to fully fund international conservation programs right now. Call on Congress today to protect funding for international conservation that the lemur and other wildlife depends on.

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Protect and Invest in International Conservation Funding

Dear TNC

Congress must act to preserve funding for essential conservation efforts that protect critically threatened species, strengthen our economy, create jobs, protect clean air and water, and preserve the unique natural legacy that is essential to our nation's future.

Undermining conservation doesn't just hurt wildlife and our natural treasures, it harms local communities, our health and our national economy. Natural resources and outdoor recreation are a fundamental foundation of the American economy. They create billions of dollars in annual revenue, and millions of jobs.

Federal funding is essential to meeting our responsibilities as stewards of this planet and our country's valuable natural wonders. I urge you to commit to this stewardship by protecting federal funding for conservation efforts.