An independent 501(c)3 charity established by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) sustains, restores and enhances the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats.

NFWF is the Foundation of American Conservation

The most pressing conservation challenges will not wait for the recession to end.

That’s why the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is stepping up its efforts to protect the nation’s natural resources.

This year alone we anticipate investing over $70 million toward projects designed to achieve measurable improvements in fish and wildlife populations, more than at any other time in our 25-year history.

With habitat loss being one of the biggest challenges facing wildlife today, NFWF has protected more than 18 million acres.

Through one privately funded program, Acres for America, we have secured the future of more than 400,000 acres across 14 states, helping to connect a total of 5 million acres of protected land.

Elsewhere, NFWF has helped to recover the endangered whooping crane by supporting the innovative use of ultra light aircraft to teach the cranes to migrate. For the first time in 100 years, whooping cranes are now successfully migrating in eastern North America.

Through our Fishing for Energy project, NFWF is helping fishermen properly dispose of outdated, environmentally harmful fishing nets free of charge. To date, this program has collected 180 tons of gear. The nets are burned and converted to energy, with each ton creating enough energy to power a home for 25 days.

The programs represent the tip of a very deep iceberg. To learn more, give us a look at www.nfwf.org.

1. Marine and Coastal Conservation

2. Bird Conservation

3. Freshwater Fish Conservation

4. Wildlife and Habitat Conservation