The National Wildlife Federation

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About Us

The National Wildlife Federation, America's largest and most trusted conservation organization, works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. We've been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation's collective heritage.

Bald eagle
 

Mission & Strategic Plan

 

Our strategic plan sets in motion a Common Agenda for Wildlife to increase America's fish and wildlife populations and enhance their capability to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

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Our History

 

What started in 1936 with a cartoonist's vision is now America's oldest and most trusted conservation organization.

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Drawing of Ranger Rick
people observing plants in nature
 

Equity & Justice

 

Read our commitment to equity and justice, and our plan to continue broadening and expanding this work to fulfill our mission.

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Regional Centers & Affiliates

 

See where we work across our country and alongside our 53 state and territory affiliates on local and state efforts.

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Two bears standing on a rock
Collin O'Mara
 

Executive Leadership

 

Bringing together talent and expertise across many disciplines, our dedicated leadership team drives our mission-driven work.

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Partners & Supporters

 

We're proud to work with a broad range of partners to achieve our mission and offer corporations unique opportunities for meeting their objectives while sharing our message.

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Serenity Lake in Alaska
 

Financials

 

Review our financial information to learn how we’re making strides toward our Common Agenda for Wildlife.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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Regional Centers and Affiliates