Photo by Janet Pierce, taken in Resurrection Bay in Seward, AK

We give voice to Alaska’s wildlife

Alaska’s wildlife doesn’t have a voice in the decision-making processes that directly affect them.  We engage with the public to rally a collective voice for wildlife, bringing the interests of species to the management table. The Alaska Wildlife Alliance can also be your voice for promoting an ethical, ecosystem approach to wildlife management, ensuring that wildlife populations are sustainably managed for future generations to enjoy. Together, it is our responsibility to be the voices for wildlife and influence favorable decisions.

Our Goals

 
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Promoting ethical management practices

The State of Alaska has allowed an increasing number of liberalized and unethical methods of hunting and trapping wildlife that focus on predator reduction, or intensive management. We believe in an ecosystem approach to management and advocate for more creative, sustainable management policies that do not exploit predators.

Photo by Johnny Johnson

 

Encouraging public participation in the decision-making process

Together, we are voices for wildlife. We identify opportunities for public engagement in wildlife decision-making processes and provide information that helps you to make an informed decision on wildlife management policies. Click below to learn how you can get involved in the process on a current wildlife issue today.

 
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Establishing fair representation on the Alaska Board of Game

The Board of Game’s focus has strongly shifted to representing the interests of consumptive users, such as sport hunters and trappers, while virtually eliminating a voice for non-consumptive users, such as wildlife viewers. We work to ensure that the state’s leading wildlife management authority includes representatives from all categories of wildlife users— not just a select few.

 

Habitat protection

In order to have functioning ecosystems, we must conserve the habitat upon which our iconic wildlife species depend. We defend against anthropogenic threats that result in the degradation, fragmentation, or destruction of wildlife habitats.