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SUPPORTERS OF THE CAMPAIGN

From the halls of Congress to state legislatures, groups of all sizes and scopes support the creation of a 

 National Biodiversity Strategy 

U.S. CONGRESS

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In the 116th Congress and then again with the 117th Congress in January 2021, Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado's 2nd District, joined by Reps. Lowenthal (CA-47) and Huffman (CA-2), introduced H. Res. 69 in the U.S. House of Representatives calling for the creation of a National Biodiversity Strategy. On February 8th, Rep. Neguse, along with 49 other House members, including House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul Grijalva, sent a letter to President Biden calling on him to develop a national strategy. H. Res. 69 cosponsors are: 

Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]

Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]

Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]

Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]

Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]

Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1]

Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]

Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]

Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]

Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]

Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2]

Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]

Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]

Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49]

Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45]

Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1]

Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]

Rep. Auchincloss, Jake [D-MA-4]

Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]

Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]

Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]

Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]

Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]

Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]

Rep. Jacobs, Sara [D-CA-53]

Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]

Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]

Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]

Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]

Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]

Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]

Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1]

Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11]

Rep. Ross, Deborah K. [D-NC-2]

Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]

Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3]

Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]

Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]

Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]

State Legislatures

In 2022, 365 state legislators sent a letter to President Biden urging the creation of a National Biodiversity Strategy to address the biodiversity crisis. The bipartisan letter was signed by legislators from 48 states and territories.

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The five major drivers of the biodiversity crisis: land- and sea-use change; overexploitation of species; climate change; pollution; and invasive species. Find out more about each under Science.

ORGANIZATIONS

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Organizations of all sizes - big and small, international and local are calling for the creation of a National Biodiversity Strategy for the United States and/or support for a House Resolution calling for the establishment of a National Biodiversity Strategy. In February 2022, conservation organizations announced a new campaign to advocate for a national strategy. Organizations that have expressed support for a National Biodiversity Strategy include:

Alaska Wilderness League

Alaska Wilderness League Action

 

American Bird Conservancy

Ancient Forest National Park Coalition

Animal Defenders International

 

Animal Legal Defense Fund

 

Animal Welfare Institute

 

Animals Asia Foundation

 

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Arizona Trail Association

 

Audubon Rockies

Azul

 

Born Free USA

Californians for Western Wilderness

CATCA Environmental and Wildlife Society (CEWS)

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Large Landscape Conservation

Center for Sustainable Communities

 

Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition

Chesapeake Conservancy

 

Christian Council of Delmarva

Clark Communication Resources

Climate Law & Policy Project

 

Colorado Native Plant Society

Colorado Wild Public Lands

 

Conservation Council For Hawaii

Conservation Lands Foundation

 

Conservation Northwest

Conservation Voters New Mexico

 

Defenders of Wildlife

 

Earth Action, Inc.

 

Earth Ethics, Inc. 

Earthjustice

Earthworks

Ecology Africa Foundation

 

Endangered Habitats League

 

Endangered Species Coalition

Environment America

 

Environmental Center of San Diego

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Protection Information Center

FOUR PAWS USA

 

Friends of the Bitterroot

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Sonoran Desert

Grand Canyon Trust

Grand Junction Area Chapter, Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Heirs To Our Oceans

Howling for Wolves

Humane Society International (HSI)

Humane Society Legislative Fund

 

Impact Hub Salt Lake

Information Network for Responsible Mining

 

Inland Ocean Coalition

 

International Fund for Animal Welfare

 

International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute

John Muir Project of Earth Island Institute

 

Klamath Forest Alliance

 

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center

Last Tree Laws

Los Padres Forest Watch

 

Maine Audubon

Massachusetts Forest Watch

Middle Park Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Montana Wilderness Association

Mormon Environmental Stewardship Alliance

National Aquarium

National Audubon Society

 

National Ocean Protection Coalition

 

National Parks Conservation Association

 

Native Plant Society of the United States

 

Natural Resources Council of Maine

 

Natural Resources Defense Council

 

NY4WHALES

OVEC-Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

Oceanic Preservation Society

Oregon Wild

Pacific Environment

Panthera

Project Eleven Hundred

Pelican Island Audubon Society

Quiet Use Coalition

Rachel Carson Council

RESTORE: The North Woods

Rocky Mountain Wild

San Juan Citizens Alliance

San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council

Save Animals Facing Extinction

Save the Manatee Club

Seattle Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium

Sierra Club

 

Sierra Club Alaska

 

Sierra Forest Legacy

Southern Environmental Law Center

 

Southwest Environmental Center

 

TFMPL

The Enviro Show

 

The Humane Society of the United States

The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

The Trust for Public Land

 

The Wilderness Society

 

Turner Endangered Species Fund

 

Turtle Island Restoration Network

 

Western Environmental Law Center

 

Western Nebraska Resources Council

 

Western Watersheds Project

WILD Foundation

Wild Watershed Broads

WildEarth Guardians

Wilderness Workshop

 

Wildlands Network

 

Wildlife Conservation Society

 

Wolf Conservation Center

 

Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

 

World Wildlife Fund

WSL PURE

Wyoming Untrapped

 

Yaak Valley Forest Council