The National Wildlife Federation announced Tuesday that Albuquerque is among the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife “whose citizens have the strongest commitment to wildlife as part of our celebration of National Wildlife Week 2015.”
The cities selected are those that are going above and beyond the call of duty to protect America’s wildlife, according to the group.
“America’s most wildlife-friendly cities are located in every corner of our nation from sea to shining sea,” said Collin O’Mara, president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation. “The common thread between these cities is that citizens are coming together for a common purpose – to create a community where people and wildlife can thrive.”
The National Wildlife Federation said it ranked America’s largest cities based on three important criteria for wildlife – the percentage of parkland in each city, citizen action to create wildlife habitat, and school adoption of outdoor learning in wildlife gardens.