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WWF Makes Case for Conservation Funding

Radio Listeners Urged to Call Rep. Kay Granger, Request Support for Conservation Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC, September 13, 2011 – Today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched a targeted radio ad highlighting the importance of the tiny sliver of the federal budget that is dedicated to addressing conservation, global poverty and health.

WWF’s ad encourages radio listeners in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to contact their U.S. Representative, Kay Granger, and express support for continued funding.

Representative Granger represents portions of Ft. Worth, chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations and is an important voice in federal budget negotiations. She also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense Appropriations and on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.

“The world’s conservation challenges are also our own and they pose enormous social, economic, and national security costs to American taxpayers. A small investment in conservation has a disproportionately large impact. It helps us avert deadly armed conflicts abroad, the illegal poaching of endangered fish and wildlife, and so much more,” said Todd Shelton, WWF’s Vice President for U.S. Government Relations.

A transcript of WWF’s ad, which is called “small fraction,” follows. The audio may be heard here.

Small Fraction (30 seconds)

The U.S. is changing lives across the globe, protecting the natural resources that farmers and hunters depend on, feeding rural communities, growing oversees economies and fueling demand for U.S. goods and services… all for a small fraction of our national budget.

Call Congresswoman Kay Granger at 817-338-0909. Tell that supporting international conservation is a smart investment and the right thing to do. That’s 817-338-0909.