In 2016, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Departments (representing all 50 states) issued its Blue Ribbon Panel report, The Future of America's Fish & Wildlife, to address the crises in both wildlife and wildlife conservation funding. From the report:
"If we don’t modernize our system of conservation funding soon, thousands of additional species will become endangered and there may be far too few citizens in the future who will notice or care....
The Blue Ribbon Panel will examine the impact of societal changes on the relevancy of fish and wildlife conservation and make recommendations on how programs and agencies can transform to engage and serve broader constituencies..."
The Future of America's Fish and Wildlife; A 21st Century Vision for Investing in and Connecting People to Nature
By the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Blue Ribbon Panel, March 2016
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