How Photographers Can Help Conservation

You may look like you’re lost in your own little world when you're out shooting wildlife photos. Looks can be deceiving. Photographers do their part for conservation. You can, too. Here are a few easy ways to start.

  • Earn wider recognition for your best captures. Allow us to share great refuge wildlife or scenery or recreation photos on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sites and social media and in USFWS publications. Photos will be credited to you.
  • Tag the Fish and Wildlife Service (@USFWS) on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram when you post outstanding photos taken at national wildlife refuges or fish hatcheries.
  • Use hashtags (#WildlifeRefuge on Twitter; #wildliferefuge or #nationalwildliferefuge on Instagram) with photos taken at national wildlife refuges.
  • Join a refuge Friends group and share your refuge photos with the group. Nonprofit Friends groups use their time and talents to support local refuge conservation efforts.
  • Join a refuge enthusiasts group or other wildlife interest group on Facebook or Instagram. Groups such as Delaware Birding or Maryland Birding include photographers of varied experience.
  • Buy a federal Duck Stamp to help protect habitat for birds and other wildlife.
  • Tell your friends about national wildlife refuges and national fish hatcheries and their work to conserve wildlife.

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