Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TAKE ACTION: Urge your Reps to support Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018!

Urge Your Representatives to Support Legislation That Combats Wildlife Trafficking!

On May 8, 2018, Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) and Rep. Don Young (R-AK), leading members of the House Natural Resources Committee, introduced a groundbreaking anti-wildlife trafficking bill which will revolutionize the ability of law enforcement to prosecute traffickers. This is the most powerful anti-wildlife trafficking bill of our generation.

Landmark legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives that will radically increase law enforcement capacity and strengthen regulations to combat wildlife trafficking. This bipartisan legislation is a game-changer for wildlife whistleblowers.

Here are three reasons why this is such a powerful piece of legislation:
  1. It provides mandatory rewards to wildlife whistleblowers. 
  2. It makes wildlife trafficking an offense under powerful, federal organized crime statutes. 
  3. It mandates that monies recovered from successful prosecutions go directly into wildlife conservation. 
TAKE ACTION: Urge your Representatives to support the Wildlife Conservation and Anti-Trafficking Act of 2018! 

Watch a short video about this bill featuring National Whistleblower Center executive director, Stephen M. Kohn.

Learn more about the bill on the National Whistleblower Center website.

Please continue your support through taking action, and sharing this with a friend.
- The NWC Team

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