Dear Friends of AWF,
If you were a pronghorn antelope, an Apache trout, or a native Arizona pollinator, you would have plenty of reasons to appreciate the work of the Arizona Wildlife Federation (AWF).
As a pronghorn antelope in Arizona, you would certainly be grateful for AWF removing miles and miles of barbed wire fence from the landscape — the kind of fence that animals, especially young ones, get tangled up in, causing injury and sometimes death. You would also recognize the Federation's strategies to promote and support collaborations between the public and private sectors in effort to provide you with vast landscape corridors that allow you the freedom to safely roam your range and sustain a healthy herd. So much of AWF's work converges to protect the open spaces that you and your fawns most need to survive.
The critical significance of AWF's work in support of our state's wildlife cannot be overstated — and we truly need YOU to join our efforts today.
YOUR contribution makes the difference.
The endangered Sonoran pronghorn, a subspecies of the American pronghorn, is just one example of a wildlife species whose population has significantly increased thanks to the efforts of multiple wildlife agencies and organizations including the Arizona Wildlife Federation and our affiliate, the Arizona Antelope Foundation.
If you were an Apache trout, you would appreciate the Arizona Wildlife Federation's role in recovering your population numbers so that you could be removed from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's list of Threatened and Endangered species. You'd be grateful that AWF has worked for many years supporting the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the Arizona Game and Fish Department on your behalf, balancing the needs of a threatened native trout with the recreational interests of thousands of Arizonans who love fishing.
The Arizona Wildlife Federation brings together outdoor recreation, sporting, and environmental groups of all kinds. Through hundreds of hours of in-person meetings, by listening, and by finding common ground, AWF stays appraised and engaged in wildlife conservation in Arizona. And by keeping people informed through our bi-monthly E-News, monthly podcasts, and our quarterly news magazine, AWF connects sporting communities and wildlife watchers with current conservation issues and events across the state.
As a convener, AWF stands proudly and works passionately in the center — helping to unite citizens and decision-makers around policies and actions that protect and support our wildlife and wild places.
We need you standing and working there with us.
If you were a Sonoran bumblebee, a monarch butterfly, or any number of native pollinator species, you would likely have visited one of the nearly 4,000 gardens in Arizona certified by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as a wildlife habitat. You would know how important those gardens are to your existence. You'd benefit from the nectar from countless flowers and the larval food sources provided by native plants. You'd know those gardens ensure places to raise your young, and provide dependable caches of food and water for you and numerous birds and small animals, especially in urban areas.
Those gardens, and the gardeners who carefully tend them, also help to educate and inform public opinion about the issues that matter most for wildlife conservation. As the Arizona state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, AWF is equally passionate about the health of our pollinators and the health of our pronghorns.
As we transition from 2023 to 2024, the Arizona Wildlife Federation needs your support. Please invest in our efforts today with a generous donation.
We cannot do this work for wildlife without you.
Please give today.
P.S. Your contribution of $50 dollars or more, if received by Dec. 31, will guarantee you an Arizona Wildlife Federation calendar filled with photos by local photographers of the wildlife and inspiring landscapes you will be protecting with your investment.
Supporting this important work is NOT SMALL STUFF!