Who We Are
The Arizona Wildlife Federation is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and assisting individuals and organization to value, conserve, enhance, manage, and protect wildlife and wildlife habitat.
We believe Arizona’s wildlife and public lands define our state and provide our families with world class recreation opportunities. Every day, we work on behalf of Arizonans to advocate for science-based wildlife management, access to our state’s incredible public lands, and provide opportunities for Arizonans to learn the skills that help them pursue the outdoor activities the Southwest is known for. In 2019, The National Wildlife Federation honored the Arizona Wildlife Federation for its unparalleled work to protect Arizona’s wildlife heritage and natural resources for future generations (read more here).
Protecting Arizona’s wildlife and their habitats is essential to keep our state thriving. However, Arizona’s wildlife and public lands are facing more threats than ever, from increased development, habitat loss, climate change, and more.
We believe in science-based, Commission guided wildlife management:
Since the founding of the organization, one of AWF’s primary goals has been the establishment and maintenance of a Commission form of wildlife administration, free of political influence. We continue to work with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Commissioners to assure that science-based best practices are used in the management of wildlife and habitat in Arizona.
Our objectives include:
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