NCWF Recognized with National Award

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) has received one of the highest honors awarded to organizations dedicated to wildlife and conservation.

The Wildlife Society (TWS) recently notified NCWF that it had been selected as this year’s recipient of The Wildlife Society’s Group Achievement Award. “This award recognizes an organization or group that accomplishes outstanding achievements to benefit wildlife consistent with advancing the objectives of The Wildlife Society,” said The Wildlife Society’s CEO, Ed Thompson. “Congratulations!”

The Federation has worked to protect, conserve and restore North Carolina wildlife and habitat since 1945 using science to guide its policy and programmatic work. Science is the basis for TWS. Founded in 1937, the international network of nearly 10,000 leaders in wildlife science, management and conservation is dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship that works to inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.

“This honor is particularly special as it comes from the professional association of wildlife scientists and biologists,” states NCWF chairman, John Hairr. “We are proud of our science-based work and rightly share this award with our wildlife team of volunteers, supporters, community wildlife chapters, board and staff.”

Whether marine fisheries, pollinators, wildlife disease, habitat restoration, endangered species, climate change, and sustainability of all natural resources, science has been the guiding force for NCWF’s work. Viewed as a reliable, credible resource for elected officials, agency partners, other non-profit groups, and natural resource commissions, NCWF maintains a data-based approach to meeting its conservation objectives and finding solutions to complex issues.

“As a former national President of TWS, I know how competitive this award can be, and the prestige it carries, “ says Dr. Bob Brown, a former Chair and board member of NCWF. “ I am particularly pleased we received this well-deserved recognition and know it will buoy our organization to double down further on science as it is needed now more than ever.”

NCWF will receive its award at TWS’s annual conference November 1-5 2021.

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