Alaska Wildlife Alliance with Nicole Schmitt

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In our latest Wild For Change podcast episode, Nicole chats with Nicole Schmitt, the Executive Director of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance (AWA). Established in 1978, the AWA emerged as a dedicated advocate for Alaska's diverse wildlife, including marine mammals and endangered species. Guided by a profound understanding of the intrinsic value wildlife holds within ecosystems, as well as its significance to the people of Alaska, the AWA's mission is to ensure the preservation of wildlife biodiversity.

In recent times, the AWA has broadened its horizons by forging partnerships with other environmental organizations. Together, they engage in legal battles against the exploitation of public lands and waters in Alaska by extraction industries. Through litigation, they aim to safeguard the precious natural resources of the region.

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