Wildlife

As our state’s population grows, so too, do our roads, communities, fence lines, pollution, effects and more. Wildlife habitat becomes fragmented and the migration corridors critical to wildlife health and movement are impeded. At the same time, habitats are degrading from the effects of drought and misuse of the landscape. Animals such as mule deer, elk, and pronghorn are more and more obstructed from their historic ranges -- the areas they need for safe food, water, shelter, and breeding – threatening their long term survival.  Wildlife are an important part of Arizona’s legacy and AWF takes these threats seriously. 

Fortunately, we have the science and tools needed to stop this trend and protect our state's wildlife so that the next generation, and the one after that, continue our hunting, fishing, and enjoyment of wildlife. But we can't do this without you. 

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 everyone who responsibly recreates outdoors. 

To achieve our goals, AWF:

  • Involves volunteers in "boots-on-the-ground" conservation projects that directly improve habitat on our public lands.

  • 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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