Teaming with Wildlife is a coalition of more than 5,000 organizations working to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered by supporting increased state and federal funding for wildlife conservation. This coalition includes wildlife managers, conservationists, hunters and anglers, businesses, and many others who support the goal of restoring and conserving our nation's wildlife.
At the beginning of the 20th century, America’s once numerous birds, mammals, and fish were largely depleted. In the 1930s this situation started to change. The game species and fish rebounded as hunting and fishing harvests were better regulated, wildlife areas were created, habitat actively managed and wildlife populations were augmented or restored with transplanted animals.
But despite these successes, many other species continue to decline, as evidenced by a staggering more than 1000 species listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Historically, state fish and wildlife agencies have been on the front lines of conservation as stewards of our nation's wildlife. Effective state and local-level conservation work requires creative problem solving, including public and private partnerships, community will, ample funding, research and dogged determination to work out practical management strategies. Teaming With Wildlife is committed to helping this happen.