We are in the midst of an extinction crisis that has significant implications not only for wild animals, but for humanity as well. In addition to intrinsic value, native wildlife is a fundamental contributor to the healthy ecosystems on which we all depend for our own health and well-being. As wild species go extinct, ecosystems will suffer and may not be able to support our needs.
It is more important than ever to invest in protecting imperiled species and a new bill, the Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Act (CEACA), aims to do just that. CEACA would safeguard animals who might otherwise fall between the cracks of existing programs, creating better outcomes for species, ecosystems, biodiversity and us all.