Less than 1% of Arizona’s General Fund needed to help safeguard state’s environment, experts say – 12news.com KPNX

A large impact can be made towards protecting Arizona’s land, water, and wildlife by diverting only 0.5% of the fund, Audubon Society and ASU researchers said.

ARIZONA, USA — There are three billion fewer birds across the United States than there were in the 1970s, according to researchers at the National Audubon Society.

This trend has been especially noticeable in Arizona as climate change and human development continue, as the state has a very fragile resident and migrant bird population, the society said. Other large portions of Arizona’s wildlife, vegetation, and water are also being placed at threat and will see great damage in the coming years.