Mission & Strategic Plan

Uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world

In a critical time of accelerating climate and biodiversity crises, we envision improved ecological balance and safe, equitable access to clean water, air and land to ensure that all wildlife, people, and ecosystems thrive. The National Wildlife Federation commits to achieve this by:

Common Agenda for Wildlife

This belief led us to form a new strategic plan for saving wildlife that are suffering declines across America, with the goal of increasing America's fish and wildlife populations and enhancing their capacity to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The plan sets in motion a Common Agenda for Wildlife built upon sound science, clear priorities, and scalable solutions. Our Common Agenda includes a commitment to:


Metrics of Success

This four-year action plan represents the best science and thinking from across the National Wildlife Federation, our affiliates, and our large network of conservation partners on collective actions needed by 2022. Together we will:


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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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