Friday, July 20, 2012
AWCP is proud to announce the launch of its updated website. We have refreshed the content to reflect the recommendations from Wildlife in the 21st Century Vol. III, as well as updated the pages with a sleek new layout. Please visit www.wildlifepartners.org today!
Friday, June 15, 2012
In August 2000, America’s leading wildlife conservation organizations gathered as guests of the Boone and Crockett Club in Missoula, Montana. These dedicated hunter/conservationists met for one purpose: To identify how to best work collectively to help chart the course for the future of wildlife conservation in the US.
The American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) evolved from this initial gathering. AWCP is not an organization per se; rather, it is a consortium of 42 organizations, representing over 6 million individual members. AWCP is designed to facilitate communication within the wildlife conservation community and between our community and elected and appointed officials and policy makers at the federal level. We are encouraged by the many successes made possible through the cooperation of dedicated conservationists within the private and public sectors. Still, the future of wildlife conservation and our hunting heritage faces many challenges.
Conservation, in America, has been a theme since the civil war era, and continues to grow in policies and influence. The uncoordinated laws, regulations and policies on federal land, are barriers to sustainable use of forests and range lands. AWCP works to avoid these barriers.
A future in which all wildlife and private and public habitats are abundant, maintained, and enhanced;
A future in which hunting, trapping, and other outdoor interests are supported by the public to maintain America’s great wildlife conservation heritage and cultural traditions;
A future in which natural resource policies encourage, empower, and reward stewardship and responsible use;
And a future in which all people are committed to principles of scientific wildlife management, where wildlife is held in public trust, and where the use of resources is shared equitably and sustained for present and future generations.