President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The National Wildlife Federation

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt inspired a nation to conservation during his presidency at the turn of the century. The national Wildlife Federation originally called the General Wildlife Federation, was founded in 1936. The roots of the federation creation lie in the first North American Wildlife Conference convened by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Roosevelt used the conference to increase the interest in the management and development of America’s natural resources. (National Wildlife Federation, 2003). At the time, darling an avid out door man and hunter was concerned for declines in duck populations. This led him to government work under President Roosevelt on issues concerning wildlife, hunting regulations and
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