Resolutions

Deforestation-Free Commodities, Climate Safety, and International Environmental Equity

Number 2022-03 WHEREAS, past resolutions since 1989 have committed NWF to strong United States actions to promote international safeguards for wildlife, the environment, climate action, and equity and climate safety; and WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation’s international team has been recognized as leaders of international conservation efforts, including serving as the Chair of internationa ...[Read More]

Access to Hunting and Fishing Regulations in Spanish and Other Languages

Number 2022-02 WHEREAS, hunting and fishing are activities enjoyed by many individuals, and among families and friends across the United States; and WHEREAS, the United States is composed of a multicultural and multi linguistic populace, with at least 21.6% of the population speaking a language other than English at home, such as Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic, French, and Korean; a ...[Read More]

Championing Natural Climate Solutions While Safeguarding Biodiversity

Number 2022-01 WHEREAS, building upon 170+ policy resolutions approved since 1984, the National Wildlife Federation recognizes the need to mitigate the causes of climate change and to safeguard biodiversity, wildlife habitat, landscapes, and human livelihoods; and WHEREAS, the Paris Agreement calls for limiting global warming to well below 2⁰C and preferably to 1.5⁰C compared to pre-industrial lev ...[Read More]

Conserving the Nature of America to Protect Wildlife and Stabilize the Climate

Number 2021-01 WHEREAS, wild species are declining in the United States and globally, with habitat loss and degradation a leading cause of species declines and extinctions as cumulative impacts of many human activities are resulting in a majority of indicators of ecosystems and biodiversity showing rapid decline; and WHEREAS, increasing climate change poses a grave threat to wildlife and people, b ...[Read More]

Governance of 2050 U.S. Net-Zero Carbon Action Plans

Number 2021-02 WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation, at its Annual Meeting assembled June 10-13, 2020, adopted a resolution urging the United States Congress and all federal agencies to swiftly adopt and implement policy actions that will ensure that the United States achieve at least a forty-five percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) relative to 2010 levels by 2030 and net-zero ...[Read More]

Non-Climate Impacts of Transitioning to a Net-Zero Carbon Economy

Number 2021-03 WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation, at its Annual Meeting assembled June 10-13, 2020, adopted a resolution urging the United States Congress and all federal agencies to swiftly adopt and implement policy actions that will ensure that the United States achieve at least a forty-five percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) relative to 2010 levels by 2030 and net-zero ...[Read More]

Strengthening Plant Conservation in State and Federal Conservation Programs

Number 2021-04 WHEREAS, plants represent a major component of the nation’s biological heritage, with nearly 19,000 species of native vascular plants in the United States compared to approximately 2,700 species of native vertebrate animals; and WHEREAS, this diverse array of native plant species serves as the foundation for virtually all other lifeforms, provides indispensable value and ecosystem s ...[Read More]

Support for Civilian Climate Corps

Number 2022-05 WHEREAS, the Civilian Conservation Corps established in 1933 planted more than three billion trees and constructed trails and shelters in more than 800 parks nationwide during its nine years of existence; and WHEREAS, the Civilian Conservation Corps put 3 million unemployed young men to work; and WHEREAS, while demonstrating the potential for success of a large-scale public works pr ...[Read More]

Valuing and Protecting Horseshoe Crabs

Number 2021-06 WHEREAS, the American horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) is critically linked to the health and survival of near-shore coastal ecosystems and animals in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean including numerous fish species as well as shorebirds like the federally-listed red knot; and WHEREAS, populations of horseshoe crabs are threatened by harvest for use as bait in other fisherie ...[Read More]

Acting on Climate Change

Number 2020-01 WHEREAS, the National Wildlife Federation affirms the overwhelming scientific evidence that climate change is occurring due to human activity, and heeds the urgent advice of scientists to limit average global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts; and WHEREAS, climate change is a major threat facing the nation’s ecological health ...[Read More]