Tell Congress: Protect Conservation Funding and Act on Climate Change

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Two things are clear: science and conservation need strong federal funding to tackle our planet's biggest challenges, and the need to address climate change is urgent.

We need to speak out to make those things happen. We can't let critical conservation funding end up on the chopping block, and we can't wait any longer to act on climate change.

The Administration's budget proposals included devastating cuts — from slashing EPA programs, agricultural conservation initiatives, and research and development, to completely eliminating funding for UN climate change research and NOAA coastal and marine research.

Protecting the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our nation's natural places is not a luxury that can be cut or delayed any longer.

Undermining conservation protections and science programs and failing to address the tremendous challenges of a changing climate doesn't just hurt wildlife and natural treasures — it harms local communities and our national economy.

Stand with us now and tell Congress to protect funding for conservation and advance practical climate change solutions.

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Protect Conservation Funding and Advance Climate Change Solutions

Dear TNC

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

And, Congress must also address climate change through practical steps that will help secure a cleaner and healthier future for us all.

Undermining conservation or ignoring the challenges climate change 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.

Strong investments in nature and advancing climate change solutions are 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 1) protecting federal funding for conservation and science efforts in final budget appropriations, and 2) addressing the climate challenge through clean energy legislation, innovation and promoting natural climate solutions

Sincerely,