The United States House of Representatives has passed legislation to protect endangered species.
The U.S. House approves a major wildlife conservation spending bill
by a vote of 231
to 190 against the redcockaded woodpecker and the puffbox mussel on Tuesday.
The Recovering Am
erica's Wildlife Act would create a $1.3 billion yearly wildlife conservation fund for states, territories, and tribes.
Since 1973, the E
ndangered Species Act has protected endangered species.
As it is now defi
ned, it does not give adequate resources to sustain their numbers on a proactive basis.
"Too many people
are ignorant that around one-third of our wildlife is at risk of extinction," report states.
More than 1,600 s
pecies are endangered or threatened in the United States, according to the US government.
The bill would ma
ke changes to the Pittman-Robertson Act of 1937.
This law was enac
ted in response to the decline of waterfowl and game species.
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