As a first step, we’re working to bring the Endangered Species Act back to full strength. We are calling on the Biden administration and Congress to restore the Act.
在长期的, we need to strengthen the ESA to include protections that kick in when a species’ numbers begin to fall, rather than waiting until their very survival is threatened to act.
在ESA之外, we need to reconnect natural areas that have been disconnected by roads, 栅栏和其他人为的障碍物. 具体地说, we need to promote the expansion of wildlife corridors through our support of the bipartisan Wildlife Corridors 保护 Act. We must also stop proposals that threaten America’s wild places, which are not only worth protecting for their own sake but are also important habitats. That’s why we’re working to stop plans to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 哪里有北极熊和驯鹿出没, and block plans to log the untamed roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest, 这里的树木比美国的还要古老.