Wildlife For All is a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more democratic, just, compassionate, and focused on protecting native species and ecosystems.

 

  • Democratic, because wildlife is held in the public trust and everyone should have a voice in wildlife decisions.
  • Just, because wild animals deserve to be treated fairly as members of the community of life.
  • Compassionate, because wild creatures are sentient beings worthy of our empathy and respect.
  • Ecologically focused, because of the urgent need to protect species and ecosystems in the face of a global extinction crisis. 

Wildlife For All is a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more democratic, just, compassionate, and focused on protecting native species and ecosystems.

  • Democratic, because wildlife is a public trust and everyone should have a voice in wildlife decisions.
  • Just, because wild animals deserve to be treated as members of the community of life.
  • Compassionate, because wild creatures are sentient beings worthy of our empathy and respect.
  • Ecologically focused, because of the urgent need to protect species and ecosystems in the face of a global extinction crisis.

Wildlife For All

Wildlife For All is a national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more democratic, just, compassionate, and focused on protecting native species and ecosystems.

  • Democratic, because wildlife is a public trust and everyone should have a voice in wildlife decisions.
  • Just, because wild animals deserve to be treated fairly as members of the community of life.
  • Compassionate, because wild creatures are sentient beings worthy of our empathy and respect.
  • Ecologically focused, because of the urgent need to protect species and ecosystems in the face of a global extinction crisis.

 

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Hybrid striped bass introduced into Caballo Lake

Hybrid striped bass introduced into Caballo Lake

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish just released over 40,000 hybrid striped bass into Caballo Lake in southern New Mexico. This story illustrates the absurdity of introducing a fish that is a hybrid of two nonnative, piscivorous (fish-eating) species into the state’s waters. There is no conservation value in introducing this fish, only the intention to increase fishing license sales.

Press Release: Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Votes to Permanently Eliminate Recreational Spring Bear Hunting

Press Release: Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Votes to Permanently Eliminate Recreational Spring Bear Hunting

Press Release, Washington Wildlife First

Today, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 5-4 to eliminate recreational spring bear hunting.

“‘We thank the Commissioners for their courage, dedication to scientific integrity and ethical wildlife management, and commitment to representing the values of the people of Washington,’ says Samantha Bruegger, executive director of Washington Wildlife First.”

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A Bear Hunt is not the Answer, Governor Murphy

A Bear Hunt is not the Answer, Governor Murphy

By Elissa Frank

“We need to resolve human-bear conflicts using sound science, and we humans must adopt common sense behaviors…Trophy hunting has no role to play in mitigating the kind of human-bear conflict characteristic of our state.” 

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Wildlife conference braces for discord after including advocacy groups

Wildlife conference braces for discord after including advocacy groups

By Eli Francovich

A key component of Wildlife For All is our belief that wildlife management should be democratic and inclusive of the public’s values and interests. The controversy over being included at The Wildlife Society conference this week in Spokane exemplifies the dominance the sporting and gun industry has in wildlife management.

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Looking for the Southwest Environmental Center? You’re in the right place. Read more here.