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Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference

Over the next two weeks, National Wildlife Federation staff will be blogging from the annual international climate negotiations (COP20 – or 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework …

A strong CPP can help advance clean, wildlife-friendly energy sources, such as offshore wind (photo credit: London Array)

Support from Across the Country as the Clean Power Plan Comment Period Comes to a Close

The comment deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) came to a close yesterday, December 1st. The Clean Power Plan will set first ever limits on carbon pollution …

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Flora of Wax Lake: Louisiana’s Best-Kept Secret to Coastal Restoration

Read the original post at Delta Dispatch. The Wax Lake Delta, a lush secluded enclave of natural beauty located in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin, is a hunter’s paradise among many …

Soybean plantation: Photo: Tiago Fioreze

The Amazon Soy Moratorium is safe!

  Despite repeated attacks, the Soy Moratorium in the Brazilian Amazon is safe—at least for a while. This is a huge win, not only for tropical forest conservation, but also for …

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A $100M Step Toward Restoring the Gulf

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a second round of Gulf restoration projects, totaling $99.2 million. A total of 25 projects across the Gulf will seek to restore …

The Roan Plateau provides important habitat for mule deer and several other species. Photo by John Gale

NWF Helps Score Win for Colorado Wildlife Haven

As drilling geared up in the Rockies in the early 2000s, a rallying cry among people worried about the natural gas boom’s effects in Colorado was “Save the Roan!” The …

Tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore by Pat Ulrich.

5 Intriguing Behaviors of Rutting Elk (Videos)

The elk mating season (the rut) takes place every fall, prompted by shorter day lengths. Males (bulls) breed with a number of females (cows) during this time, and exhibit a few fascinating …

Pronghorn. Photo from USFWS.

Clean Energy: Working for Wildlife

It is well known that the burning of fossil fuels releases carbon and other pollutants into the air when burned, which directly contribute to climate change and pose a dire …

Photo credit: Bruce Stein

Sydney World Parks Congress: Charting the Future of Nature

Over the past week more than 5,000 conservationists from around the world gathered here in Sydney, Australia to participate in the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress. This once-a-decade gathering is …

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Climate Adaptation Planning Gaining Momentum at Federal Level

Even if the federal government is moving slowly on the climate mitigation front, agencies are ramping up their efforts on climate adaptation, with a number of new reports, initiatives or …

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