AFWA Honors its 2019 Annual Awards Recipients
Sep 25, 2019, 8:35 AM
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) recognized eight individuals, two state agencies and one private landowner for their dedication to advancing fish and wildlife conservation at the Association’s Annual Awards Ceremony held on September 24, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
New State of the Birds Report Shows Species Declines and Key Role of States in Recovering America's Wildlife
Sep 23, 2019, 11:12 PM
The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies encourages Congress to respond to the call to action in the State of the Birds Report released today by passing the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 3742) to fund proactive fish and wildlife conservation. The State of the Birds Report highlights new science showing massive bird losses, with over 3 billion birds lost since 1970- more than a quarter of our birds in the U.S. and Canada. These dramatic bird losses demonstrate the urgent need for increased funding for their conservation. The report highlights that state fish and wildlife agencies have a critical role to play in recovering imperiled species of birds, fish and other wildlife and preventing species from becoming further endangered. But without increased funding, states and other partners are fighting an uphill battle. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act is a solution to this critical problem.
Seven Honored for Helping Safeguard America’s Valuable Natural Resources
Sep 23, 2019, 11:07 PM
Today at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting, seven organizations and individuals were honored by their peers as recipients of the Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources. The Climate Adaptation Leadership Award, established in 2016, recognizes exemplary leadership by individuals, agencies, businesses and other organizations to reduce impacts and advance adaptation of the Nation’s vital natural resources and the many people who depend on them in a changing world.