As a leader in the field of nature photography and environmental issues, GNPA occasionally issues statements describing the organization’s position on critical issues. These statements are approved by the Board of Directors and published to major media outlets and field locations. The board recognizes that an individual’s concept of ethical behavior and feelings about the environment are very personal. Consequently, GNPA may issue guidelines and suggestions in these two areas but will in no way attempt to dictate policies either to members or nonmembers.