The money will be used to expand wildlife corridors, which will allow easier gene flow, as well as benefitting all wildlife in the area – including prey which in places is severely lacking.
Currently agreed requirements for the animal to be taken off the endangered list is 3 established populations of a couple of hundred each.
The changes would also benefit key deer, Florida manatee and loggerhead sea turtles.
It is rare that conservation efforts are supported on all side. In other areas Republicans have not been good at supporting Conservation in the last few years – let us hope that this will lead to a change in the wider Republican party.