Tell your governor: Help wild animals cross the road

Roughly one million animals are killed on America's roads every day. This includes birds, large mammals and amphibians as well as rare and endangered species such as the Florida panther, Mexican wolf and ocelot. These incidents hurt people, too. Vehicle collisions with large mammals cause over $8 billion in damages and around 200 deaths annually.

Fortunately, there's a solution: wildlife crossings over or under roads that link fragmented habitat so animals and people can travel safely. Thanks to a new Wildlife Crossing Pilot Program in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, states can now apply for federal funding to build these pathways. Tell your governor to apply and establish more wildlife crossings.

Subject: Act before Aug 1: Apply for wildlife crossing funding