The National Wildlife Federation

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About Us

The National Wildlife Federation, America's oldest and largest conservation organization, works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice. We've been on the front lines for wildlife since 1936, fighting for the conservation values that are woven into the fabric of our nation's collective heritage.

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Mission & Strategic Plan


Our strategic plan sets in motion a Common Agenda for Wildlife to increase America's fish and wildlife populations and enhance their capability to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

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Our History


What started in 1936 with a cartoonist's vision is now America's oldest and largest conservation organization.

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Collin O'Mara receiving a Conservation Award

Conservation Awards


Each year the National Wildlife Federation honors extraordinary conservation heroes through our National Conservation Achievement Awards, or "Connies."

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Regional Centers & Affiliates


See where we work across our country and alongside our 51 state and territory affiliates on local and state efforts.

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Collin O'Mara

Executive Leadership


Bringing together talent and expertise across many disciplines, our dedicated leadership team drives our mission-driven work.

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Partners & Supporters


We're proud to work with a broad range of partners to achieve our mission and offer corporations unique opportunities for meeting their objectives while sharing our message.

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Serenity Lake in Alaska



Review our financial information to learn how we’re making strides toward our Common Agenda for Wildlife.

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Happening Near You

You don't have to travel far to join us for an event. Attend an upcoming event with one of our regional centers or affiliates.

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Regional Centers and Affiliates