Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA)
Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA) seeks to dedicate $1.3 billion in existing revenue from mineral and energy development on federal lands to the conservation of America's wildlife, fisheries and habitats. Under the Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program, monies would be allocated directly to the states to manage our nation's threatened and endangered species and the natural areas they call home. South Carolina would be eligible for over $15 million annually in additional funding to implement our State Wildlife Action Plan.
Currently our state receives approximately $650,000 a year for these efforts. This funding is insufficient to successfully conserve and managed the over 800 identified species of conservation concern in South Carolina. Just imagine what work can be done if these conservation efforts were fully funded.
Success in South Carolina
RAWA was introduced by the US House of Representatives in December 2017 and continues to gain bipartisan support from across the nation. To find out more and see how you can help promote this important piece of legislation visit the Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife or follow them on Facebook.
South Carolina's Species of Greatest Conservation Need
Stay up to date on the latest RAWA news
- Bipartisan conservation bill unveiled
- Bill would mean millions for wildlife conservation, recreation in South Carolina
- Partners in RAWA
- Moultrie News - Bill would mean millions for wildlife conservation, recreation in South Carolina
- WMBF News Myrtle Beach - SCDNR backs federal bill that creates more money for wildlife preservation