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1 A national coalition of over 5,000 organizations working together to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered

2 Insert your state’s logo and mission statement here.

3 Teaming with Wildlife Vision Working Together  Investing in Conservation  Wildlife for Future Generations

4 Wildlife are in Trouble We need to act now to prevent the endangered species list from growing

5 The State Wildlife Grants Opportunity Cost-effective conservation to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered.

6 State Wildlife Grants “Our nation’s primary conservation program for keeping species healthy and off the list of threatened and endangered species.” -Gale Norton, Former Secretary of the Interior

7 State Wildlife Action Plans “As our communities continue to grow, the wildlife action plans can help us fulfill our responsibility to conserve wildlife and the places they live for future generations.” - John Cooper, Secretary, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks

8 Identify declining species and their habitat needs Identify and prioritize actions and research needs Allow us to work together to take action State Wildlife Action Plans

9 Working together to conserve wildlife and natural areas for future generations


11 Wildlife Action Plans Become a driving force for preventing wildlife from becoming endangered, thereby saving both wildlife and taxpayer money. Create new conservation partnerships. Benefit the health of wildlife and people by conserving natural areas. Create new and greater funding for wildlife conservation.

12 State Wildlife Grant Successes Conservation Conserving Wildlife and Natural Areas for Future Generations Research Gathering Information to Take Action Restoration Working Together to Bring Back Wildlife and Natural Areas

13 National Appropriations for State Wildlife Grants

14 State Wildlife Grant $

15 Wildlife Diversity Budget Average for 32 States

16 State Wildlife Grant $ Over the past five years: $475 million federal dollars + $200 million state and private dollars $675 million for wildlife conservation  $X for

17 Conservation Funding State Wildlife Grants appropriations vary year-to-year. Wildlife Action Plan needs money for full implementation. New and greater funding is needed.

18 Teaming with Wildlife: A Natural Investment American Fisheries Society American Zoo and Aquarium Association Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Izaak Walton League of America National Audubon Society National Wild Turkey Federation National Wildlife Federation The Nature Conservancy Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership The Wildlife Society Wildlife Conservation Society Wildlife Management Institute

19 Teaming with Wildlife Conservation Sustain a diverse array of fish and wildlife and their habitats, with an emphasis on preventing species from becoming endangered. Recreation Meet escalating demands for outdoor recreation opportunities. Education Foster a responsible stewardship ethic through conservation education efforts.

20 Double Wildlife Funding Nationwide Federal New and greater funding for wildlife conservation, wildlife-related recreation, and conservation education State Multi-million dollar legislative appropriations and ballot initiatives Private Foundations and Conservation Partners

21 Teaming with Wildlife Goals Expand the Teaming with Wildlife Coalition Public Outreach Initiative Educate decision makers

22 Join the Teaming with Wildlife Coalition! I hereby endorse Teaming with Wildlife. Our group is delighted to join the National Coalition and support funding dedicated to fish and wildlife conservation, outdoor recreation and conservation education in every state. Teaming with Wildlife is our natural investment in a future teeming with wildlife!

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