WILDLIFE

Arizona’s unique and incredible wildlife is part of what makes us want to live here. It’s part of what makes us want to raise our kids here and teach them to hunt, fish, and birdwatch. The value of wildlife cannot be summed up in words – it can only be felt by experiences.



As our state’s population grows, so too do our roads, communities, fence lines, pollution, effects and more. Our wildlife is getting closed in, the migration corridors critical to their health are getting cut off, and their habitats are degrading. Animals such as mule deer, elk, and pronghorn are more and more obstructed from their historic ranges and the areas they need for safe food, water, shelter, and breeding – threatening their long term survival and an important part of Arizona’s way of life.

Fortunately, we have the ideas needed to stop this trend and protect our state's wildlife so that the next generation, and the one after that, can continue our hunting, fishing, and other wildlife traditions.

Wildlife management is a balance. That’s why AWF works with experts from across Arizona to find the best way to conserve our resources and provide access to hunters, anglers, and other outdoors people. 

To achieve our goals, AWF:

  • Provides teachers with educational resources to teach about wildlife in their classrooms.

  • Utilizes grassroots programs, like Garden for Wildlife, Volunteer for Wildlife, and BOW, to educate Arizonans on our native wildlife and how to protect them.

  • Advocates for the recovery of dwindling wildlife populations, protecting endangered species, vital wildlife corridors, and wildlife-centered conservation polities.


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ACTION THROUGH ADVOCACY

When we put our voices together, decision makers listen. 

That’s why we ask you to take action on key issues by signing petitions, sending emails to decision makers, calling them, or tagging them on social media, etc.

Below are our current campaigns that you can take action on to make a big difference:


TELL YOUR SENATOR TO SUPPORT THE RECOVERING AMERICA'S WILDLIFE ACT 

The crisis facing our nation’s fish and wildlife is daunting. More than one-third of all species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered unless we proactively implement on-the-ground conservation measures. The Recovering America’ s Wildlife Act presents a solution that meets the magnitude of the challenge, and would represent the largest investment in conservation funding in more than a generation. Learn More 


EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATORS NOW




PROTECT THE GRAND CANYON FROM TOXIC URANIUM MINING

Nothing is worth surrendering one of America’s last great places, the Grand Canyon – especially toxic uranium mining. The practice is a known pollution risk to our natural resources, the economy of Northern Arizona, and the communities that depend on Colorado River water. Learn More  


TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE GRAND CANYON



ASK YOUR LEGISLATORS TO PRIORITIZE WILDLIFE RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

As conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts, and sportsmen, we have a responsibility to confront climate change, to protect our wildlife, outdoor heritage, and ensure its future for generations to come. Learn More 


EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATORS NOW



RECENT FACTSHEETS AND POSITION PAPERS

Want to dig deeper into the issues? Check out our recent research, recommendations, and more:

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