"The Conservation Interests Can Get What They Need If They Will Pull Together."
Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling, founder of the National Wildlife Federation, chose this title for his infamous 1936 cartoon illustrating the need for a reinvigorated conservation movement to protect America's vanishing wildlife. For 75 years, we have worked with great passion to emulate Darling's conservation ethic and honor his vision of uniting our diverse nation to protect our wildlife resources.
As in nature, we have strength in numbers. Today, National Wildlife Federation and our over four million members and supporters remain dedicated to working closely with those who, like Darling's followers, span the social and political spectrum, but are connected by a common commitment to conservation – from hunters and anglers to scientists and tribal communities, to families raising the next generation of wildlife ambassadors.
National Wildlife Federation's ability to meet the needs of wildlife is inextricably linked to the amazing individuals, groups, organizations and corporations we call our supporters. Together, we form a pack, leveraging our influence to safeguard America's wildlife and wild places.
This Annual Report honors our 75-year history and the countless diverse voices that made this milestone possible, and with hope, will inspire a new generation of conservationists to protect wildlife for their children's future.