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Recovering America's Wildlife Act: Our Best Chance of Saving Wildlife Species in Texas


The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a new bipartisan bill in Congress, could change the way wildlife conservation is funded throughout the United States. This bill would bring over $50 million every year to the state of Texas and over $1.3 billion annually nationwide. This funding would be the most significant investment in wildlife conservation in the United States in over 80 years. And the good news is, there would be no new taxes! Existing revenue would be reinvested into wildlife conservation, which is good for our wildlife, our businesses, and our citizens. By focusing on preventative conservation efforts, such as restoring wildlife habitat, fighting invasive species, and controlling emerging wildlife diseases, we can give struggling wildlife species a fighting chance, before it’s too late. For more information, please visit the Texas Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife: http://www.txwildlifealliance.org/ #RecoverWildlife

Mountain Lions of Texas - Tips from a Wildlife Biologist


Mountain lions are amazing creatures that are rarely seen by humans. Let's bust some myths about these big cats and learn why they are crucial to our West Texas ecosystems. For more information on mountain lions, visit: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/nuisance/mountain_lion/

Living on the Edge: When 2 Wildlife Habitats Come Together - Tips from a Wildlife Biologist


Edge habitat are those where two different habitats come together, creating a unique blend of species that might not normally be found together. Sometimes it's caused by natural factors, and sometimes not. Urban areas have A LOT of edges, which mostly have negative effects on the species found of there. Learn more about what you can do to minimize edge effects in your community. Learn more about Texas wildlife at https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/

Batwatching Across Texas - Tips from a Wildlife Biologist


Bats have a special place in the heart of many Texans. Not only do they help control our insect population, which in turn helps farmers secure their crops, but they are also MAMMALS THAT FLY! Come see one of Texas' many bat emergences throughout the state this spring through fall. For more information about batwatching sites, visit: https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/bats/bat-watching-sites/

Snake Safety - Tips from a Wildlife Biologist


It's that time of year again! Every spring, snakes throughout Texas emerge from their winter hideouts and come into contact with humans. Although Texas only has four venomous snake species, there are some general rules of thumb to avoid conflict with snakes. Remember - the majority of bites result from people taking unnecessary risks with snakes! For more information on snake safety, visit: https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/texas-junior-naturalists/be-nature-safe/venomous-snake-safety