President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill to promote conservation in the U.S. and abroad. The Wildlife Innovation and Longevity Driver, or WILD, Act will reauthorize and fund the Department of the Interior’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program until fiscal year 2023; require federal agencies to implement strategic programs to control invasive species; and reauthorize legislation to protect endangered species such as elephants, great apes, turtles, tigers, and others. It also would establish monetary-prize competitions for technological innovation in the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking; the promotion of wildlife conservation; the management of invasive species; the nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflicts; and endangered species protection. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Senators John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and ranking member Tom Carper, D-Del., worked together on the legislation in the Senate. Reps. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., worked on companion legislation in the House.
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