Fighting Climate Change
Carbon pollution from coal-burning power plants, refineries, and vehicles is causing a warming climate that poses the single most urgent threat to the future of America’s rich community of fish and game.
Hunters and anglers, who return to the same grounds yearly, have been some of the first to see on the ground impacts of climate change and understand the need to act now. How we address the challenges of global climate change now will dictate the sporting opportunities for future generations of wildlife conservationists.
Climate Impacts on Wildlife and Habitats
Many of America’s iconic game species face the risks of climate change, such as the northern bobwhite, brook trout, pintail, moose, sage grouse, lesser scaup, and many more. The dangers include:
Learn more about climate change impacts in your state>>
GAME CHANGERS: Air Pollution, a Warming Climate, and the Troubled Future for America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage
ON THIN ICE: Warming Winters Put America's Hunting and Fishing Heritage at Risk
How NWF is Fighting Climate Impacts:
NWF works with America’s sportsmen and women to identify and advocate for the tools and resources wildlife management agencies, outdoor enthusiasts, policy makers and others need to monitor fish and wildlife resources and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Climate change is altering key habitats that are critical to wildlife survival and putting natural resources in jeopardy. As America's first conservationists, NWF and sportsmen have been at the forefront of the climate debate to take significant action to protect wildlife.