Alaska – our greatest conservation opportunity
With its vast mountain ranges, rugged coasts, and prolific wildlife, Alaska is one of the world’s last places with a staggering diversity of intact wild ecosystems. In the Arctic, immense herds of caribou migrate to the coast to give birth and raise their young. In Bristol Bay, the world’s largest run of sockeye salmon spawns every year. In the Tongass National Forest, the planet’s largest stands of old-growth temperate rainforest are home to some of the world’s highest densities of bald eagles and both brown and black bears. Alaska’s nutrient-rich seas feed an array of birds and marine mammals, including whales that migrate from as far away as Mexico and Hawaii.
Alaska Native communities have thrived here for countless millennia, and still continue their traditional ways of life made possible by the healthy lands and waters of their homelands. Newcomers and visitors to America’s 49th state value the beauty, solitude, and opportunity to experience majestic landscapes and abundant wildlife on a scale not found anywhere else in the country, and in few places in the world.
Alaska Conservation Foundation understands that the wildlands and waters of Alaska require a concerted effort to protect them from exploitation and the impacts of our changing climate. Today, we have the rare opportunity to conserve Alaska’s intact ecosystems for the benefit of both wild and human communities. Now and forever.
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Alaska’s wildlands, waters and wildlife require a concerted effort to protect them from exploitation and climate change