ESA sent a letter today to president-elect Barack Obama recommending top priorities where ecological science should inform policy decisions in the new administration.
Obama has already pledged his commitment to curbing climate change during his term. ESA applauded that commitment and outlined four other priorities for the next administration:
▪ Protecting water quality and quantity, especially in conjunction with worldwide agriculture and energy production practices
▪ Preserving biodiversity, including protecting endangered species and mitigating the effects of invasive species
▪ Addressing transboundary challenges, in which large-scale ecological problems, such as climate change, span geopolitical boundaries
▪ Providing environmental education at the K-12 level and through citizen science programs
You can read the letter here.