An Introduction to Wildlife Action
Wildlife Action, Inc. is a private, nonprofit, 50l(c)(3) tax-exempt conservation organization with a 509(d)(2) public charity status. WLA was first idealized in 1977 by seven hunters as they sat on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River discussing the diminishing number of ducks in South Carolina. They realized that it was the ethical responsibility of each individual to take care of the environment, wildlife and our natural resources. Since 1983, WLA has grown from this small group of concerned sportsmen into a diverse group of men, women and children who share a mutual concern for the earth and its inhabitants and work together for the common cause.
One of the most important elements for successful conservation projects is to have strong, well-structured local chapters. WLA's motto "Local Folks Solving Local Problems" encourages a community to work with its citizens in confronting local issues. The slogan Wildlife Action has adopted is "To Put Back More Than We Take" and it is through chapter efforts that WLA members make their community a better place in which to live.
A Wildlife Action chapter has the potential to make changes within its city and state, changes including wildlife protection, better hunting and fishing regulations, preserving scenic rivers, educating youth in responsible conservation practices, and much more.
If YOU want to make that special difference, if YOU care about this good earth and our future generations, we invite YOU to organize a Wildlife Action chapter. Not only will YOU find it a most gratifying experience, YOU will enjoy many fun-filled activities as a member of a family-oriented group of concerned conservationists.