The $536 million Wildfire Prevention and Resiliency package earmarks $350 million for forest management, including vegetation thinning, as well as $25 million to help homeowners pay for prevention measures on their properties, The Guardian reported.
A recent report conducted by the US Fish and Wildlife Service said that there were over 316,700 bald eagles and more than 71,400 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states documented during the 2019 breeding season.
“This is a historic step forward towards transforming how we view and value nature. We will no longer be heedlessly allowing environmental destruction and degradation to be considered economic progress” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
With 96 separate provisions for the river system spread across nine chapters of legislation, it is the largest environmental protection bill the rivers of China have ever seen, and will enter into force on March 1.