Wildlife Conservation Society
Wild tigers are on a path toward extinction, unless we act
fast. Write to your lawmakers and ask them to co-sponsor the
Global Conservation Act of 2010 to help combat wildlife
trafficking and habitat destruction.
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Wild tigers are now on the brink of extinction. It is
estimated that fewer than 3,200 now remain and, of these, only
1,000 are breeding females.
I'm writing to urge you to support S.3508/H.R. 4959, the
Global Conservation Act of 2010, which would require the six
federal agencies that conduct conservation programs around the
world to pursue a unified strategy to stop illegal poaching, to
combat wildlife trafficking operations and to reverse
environmental destruction endangering the tiger population. This
important legislation was introduced by Senators Tom Udall
(D-NM) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) in the Senate and
Representatives Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
in the House.
This fall, world leaders will gather in St. Petersburg for
the Global Tiger Initiative Summit, where they will negotiate a
plan to prevent the wild tiger's extinction. The United States'
leadership on this issue is also much needed.
I strongly urge you to co-sponsor the Global Conservation Act
of 2010 and make sure the United States is doing its part to
help wild tigers. We don't have much time before this crisis
turns into tragedy.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!