Save funding for Asian Elephants

Posted by Trish Riley, October 22, 2011

President Ron Chandler of The Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant said he encourages supporters to write to Rep. Eric Cantor, VA-07, and oppose his intent to cut U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service funding for the Asian Elephant conservation. While he said it is not a huge sum of money, it has helped the Asian Elephant and all those whom they share their habitat with throughout Southeast Asia.

Due to the economic situation, Cantor launched YouCut via his congressional website. YouCut provides individuals the opportunity to vote on this website for the elimination of government funding for various federal programs in the U.S. Right now, one of the three programs targeted for elimination on the YouCut website is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Asian Elephant Conservation Fund.

The fund has supported numerous elephant conservation projects throughout Asia over the past yars. The U.S. government allocates the fund’s budget and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leverages these with public and private partners.

Chandler asks supporters to contact Cantor, the House majority leader, to express support for continued funding for fund. He asks that you please call Rep. Cantor’s office at +1-202-225-4000 to let his staff members know that you oppose cuts to the USFWS Asian Elephant Conservation Fund. You may also make your views known through his website or through your local congressional representative, he said.

Contact information for Ron Chandler, president of the Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephant, Inc.
626 SE 2nd Place. #3
Gainesville, FL 32601

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