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Sponsored by: The Nature Conservancy

The Louisiana black bear — the inspiration for the teddy bear — has made an awe-inspiring comeback from the brink of extinction. But now, the once-endangered animal, along with countless other animals nationwide, risks losing habitat that was critical to its recovery.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected millions of acres in nearly every county in the U.S., and all the animals that live in them, for more than 50 years. The landmark legislation funded the protection of lands that enabled the Louisiana black bear to stage its comeback from as few as 80 bears in the 1980s to as many as 750 bears today.

But now, the very existence of this vital program is at risk. Congress let it expire in 2015 — and then reauthorized it for only three years. That's why we must push for permanent reauthorization and full funding NOW or else every few years LWCF could expire again. And that means the habitats it sustains — like the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, home to the Louisiana black bear — risk losing critical funding.

Call on Congress today to protect natural treasures, from these vital habitats for the Teddy bear to your own backyard!

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Support the Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is one of America's most important and successful conservation programs, benefiting every state in the nation. It has helped provide clean water, conserve natural resources, increase recreation opportunities and support communities for 50 years.

The vital conservation work it supports will be hampered by uncertain funding if LWCF's existence is at risk every few years. I ask you to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund as soon as possible so essential conservation programs are not in jeopardy.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Sep 22, 2017 Stephanie Watters
Sep 22, 2017 Michelle Cupp I care
Sep 22, 2017 Anna Bergalis Leave the bears alone defend them. Bears eat the dreaded gypsy mouth. Love sights and sounds of nature. Repect them
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Sep 22, 2017 Matthew McWhirr
Sep 22, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 22, 2017 Perrine FRINDEL
Sep 22, 2017 Carol Taylor
Sep 22, 2017 Linda Mattice
Sep 22, 2017 Anna Olsson
Sep 22, 2017 KP Power
Sep 22, 2017 Royanne Liberti
Sep 22, 2017 Christina Bierly
Sep 22, 2017 Amy Heicher
Sep 22, 2017 Lorenzo Galimberti
Sep 22, 2017 Susan Kelland
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Sep 21, 2017 Nancy Wellington
Sep 21, 2017 Melissa Hoover
Sep 21, 2017 Amanda Vermillion
Sep 21, 2017 Adam Martin
Sep 21, 2017 Maria Santiago
Sep 21, 2017 Kelly Carlson
Sep 21, 2017 Matthew Folan
Sep 21, 2017 Craig Munro
Sep 21, 2017 Kat Klahn
Sep 21, 2017 Kris Peterson
Sep 21, 2017 diana Parker
Sep 20, 2017 Tika Bordelon
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 20, 2017 Alexandra Smith
Sep 20, 2017 Onishea Aguilera
Sep 20, 2017 Connie - please Raper
Sep 20, 2017 John Adams
Sep 20, 2017 yolanda Seijas
Sep 20, 2017 MICHELLE BARROS
Sep 20, 2017 alexandra mey
Sep 20, 2017 Jessica Ribeiro
Sep 20, 2017 Ainsley Ort
Sep 20, 2017 Gina Beitveit
Sep 20, 2017 Alyson Amsterdam
Sep 20, 2017 Renee Kermeen
Sep 20, 2017 Diane Sposili
Sep 20, 2017 Wendy Whyko Marolda
Sep 20, 2017 Hildegarde V.
Sep 20, 2017 Nadia Herrera
Sep 20, 2017 Rita Schwarz
Sep 20, 2017 michelle Horn
Sep 20, 2017 Brendan Lee
Sep 20, 2017 Aleksandra Maszka

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