Let's celebrate what our community achieved together in 2022.

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Jasmin Graham

2021 Conservation Leadership Award Winner

Graham is a marine biologist, environmental educator, and social justice activist. She is the CEO and president of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS), an organization that advocates for equity in marine science, and particularly for removing the systemic barriers that make women and people of color underrepresented in the discipline. Since winning the award, she has used the funds from the Conservation Leadership Award for her research on smalltooth sawfish in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Read more about Jasmin Graham

Meet Alexia Leclerq, WWF’s 2022 Conservation Leadership Award Winner.

Lobby Day 2022

For the second year in a row, WWF's Lobby Day was conducted virtually through a series of Zoom-based constituent meetings among WWF activists and their representatives in Congress. This year, we expanded the scope of the ask of some congressional offices, adding climate change program funding to our perennial request to continue and increase federal funding for international conservation programs.

  • 65 participants
  • 18 states
  • 75 meetings
  • black footed ferret in the daytime Clay Bolt / WWF-US

    Recovering America's Wildlife Act passes the House of Representatives.

    If passed, this bill would have been the only federal conservation program to provide sustained funding for Native Nations and their wildlife and habitat restoration efforts. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act would also support the recovery of thousands of at-risk species in the US. The day before the House vote, WWF-US supporters made 550 calls to Congress asking their representative to vote ‘yes’ on the bill.

  • Carl Johnson pulls salmon caught in his family's beach set net. Subsistence fishing plays an important role in local diets. Bristol Bay, Alaska, United States. Paul Colangelo / WWF-US

    Bristol Bay is a step closer to permanent protection from the Pebble Mine.

    In May 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency released a revised Proposed Determination under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act. If finalized, this would prohibit and restrict using waters in certain watersheds as disposal sites for the discharge from the Pebble Mine. In addition to the official WWF public comment submitted to the EPA, 23,400 WWF-US supporters signed on in support of Bristol Bay.

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