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Led by the California Department of Fish and Game, the California Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
California’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
California’s landscape includes deserts, mountain ranges, wetlands, woodlands, and 1,100 miles of coastline, providing habitat for more than 391 birds, 222 mammals, 160 reptiles and amphibians, and 116 freshwater fishes.
Stresses including growth and development, water management conflicts and invasive species have all contributed to the decline in the state’s wildlife. Fortunately, if we invest in the new California Wildlife Action Plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
More than 55 organizations and businesses from across California have come together to spread the word about the California Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.
Senator Feinstein Awarded for Including Wildlife Conservation in Climate Bill
On June 25th, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was presented with an award from the Teaming with Wildlife Coalition for her leadership in championing federal funding for fish and wildlife in the Electric Utility Cap and Trade Act of 2007 (S. 317) . This bill recognizes that fish and wildlife face a mounting threat from climate change and provides state fish and wildlife agencies with funding to create healthier, more robust wildlife populations and habitats that will be better able to adapt to climate change as an additional stress.