San Antonio Zoo officials urge Congress to pass Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would support species protection

Take a closer look at the new whooping crane habitat at the San Antonio Zoo

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Zoo officials are joining forces with other environmental and wildlife organizations in Texas to urge Congress to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would deliver nearly $1.5 billion annually to fund state-level wildlife plans intended to help vulnerable species.

On Wednesday, zoo officials held host a press conference to talk about the legislation and the Texas species in decline that would benefit from it.

The following people participated in Wednesday’s press conference:

  • Danté Fenolio, Ph.D., Vice President, San Antonio Zoo Center for Conservation and Research
  • Luke Metzger, Executive Director, Environment Texas
  • Annalisa Peace, Executive Director, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
  • Meredith Longoria, Deputy Director-Wildlife Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

According to zoo officials, the whooping crane, Texas horned lizard and Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle are some of the 1,300 species with the greatest conservation needs on the Texas wildlife action plan.

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