WHEREAS, the majority of North American mammals are not game species; and
WHEREAS, wildlife management has long been more successful at obtaining funds for research and conservation of game species than of so-called non-game species; and
WHEREAS, the 1980 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act was expressly designed to help meet the needs of non-game species; and
WHEREAS, no means of funding the 1980 Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act was ever implemented;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the American Society of Mammalogists urges the Congress and the President to re-authorize the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act and to seek vigorously a means of funding it.