Since 1923, we have been uniting Arizonans and decision makers around science-based solutions to conserve and protect our state’s wildlife, wildlife habitat, and public lands for generations to come.
The Arizona Wildlife Federation is 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).
Over the past 100 years we have:
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:
Image by George Andrejko for the Arizona Game and Fish Department
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:
Want to know more about how we got our start? Check out “A Short History of the Arizona Wildlife Federation” by Steve Gallizioli, and “Arizona Game Protection Association Historical Sketch” by Max Layton, both of which can be read and downloaded here (PDF).
WE ARE NOT A WILDLIFE RESCUE
Arizona Wildlife Federation is NOT a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility.
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Poaching is a crime. If you have information about a possible poaching crime call the hotline, Operation Game Thief webpage: https://www.azgfd.com/ogt/
Keep wildlife wild!