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Although the general public knew "Ding" Darling during his lifetime as an editorial cartoonist, his most significant and lasting contributions were as a pioneering conservationist. Long before words like ecology were in fashion, at a time when citizens felt our resources were unlimited and that unhindered use of those resources was a God-given right, "Ding" wrote that careful use of the country's resources was necessary to the future health and wealth of the nation. Throughout his long career, he peppered the public with conservation cartoons that drew people's attention to the pragmatic need for wise resource use.

Natural Resources, 1938
Water, 1923
Soil, 1947
Timber, 1921
Policy, undated
Wildlife Management, undated
Endangered Species, 1930
National Wildlife Refuges, 1927
Population, 1947
Food, 1947

The Darling Foundation's CD-ROM containing over 6,800 of "Ding" Darling's editorial cartoons produces over 120 hits when searching on the keyword "Conservation." The CD-ROM can be purchased online from the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society, or call (239) 472-1100 ext. 233.