2014 Archives

Outdoor Afro

Rue Mapp Receives Award for Communications

3/11/2014 // By Eva Roben

National Wildlife Federation is proud to present this year’s National Conservation Achievement Award for Communications to Rue Mapp, founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, an organization that uses social media to reinvent African American connections to nature. The success of […] Read more >

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25+ Digital Wildlife and Nature Maps

3/11/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

Visualizing wildlife and habitat data through maps presents a powerful opportunity to determine ways to help and identify trends. There is so much potential in understanding how we’re all connected through visuals like maps. We can now monitor coral reef health thanks to Google […] Read more >

Rebecca Brown, left, poses with DOI Secretary Sally Jewell with the Washington Monument in the background. Photo by Tami A. Heilemann/DOI

DOI Secretary Jewell Meets the Future: the Next Corps of Conservationists

3/11/2014 // By Judith Kohler

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees fostering the next generation of conservationists as a priority.  In a speech last fall, Jewell said it’s critical to establish meaningful connections between young people and the outdoors for “the health of our economy and […] Read more >

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kameron Peresnovich.

Climate Change Threatens Our Big Cat Mascots

3/11/2014 // By Mollie Simon

From intimidating bears to fierce gators, mascots across the country are the face of any college athletic program.  It is hard to not feel a surge of school spirit when you see your beloved mascot take the field.  But mascots […] Read more >

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Two Million Comments Against Keystone XL

3/7/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach

That’s right, over two million people have submitted comments to the U.S. State Department urging a denial of the Keystone XL pipeline.    Last Friday, over 150 people rallied at the State Department to deliver the comments that have been […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: Whitfield Bill Prioritizes Polluters Over Wildlife and More News

3/7/2014 // By Anne Goddard

The Final Countdown The proposed Keystone XL pipeline could significantly harm America’s treasured wildlife and wildlands. Join NWF in calling on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. The decision is in their hands—this pipeline will harm wildlife and exacerbate […] Read more >

An egret in flight over the Bombay Hooke National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor.

House Casts a Climate Vote and Wildlife Takes a Hit

3/7/2014 // By Larry Schweiger

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to undermine common-sense protections for America’s wildlife and public health. 223 members cast their vote supporting a bill dubbed the Polluter Protection Act, which would directly undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to reduce […] Read more >

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Watch a Goshawk Attack a Water Balloon in Super Slow Motion

3/7/2014 // By Miles Grant

Very cool video from Earth Unplugged. I love the look on its face as it flies out of the frame, like WHAT THE … AWWW COME ON DUDE: Via Deadspin Read more >

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The Rusty Blackbird: 9 Things You Need to Know to Help Them

3/6/2014 // By Guest Author

1. The Rusty Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining migratory birds. Once abundant, populations have declined an estimated 85-95% in the past 40 years.  2. Scientists aren’t sure why the bird is in chronic decline. Although several […] Read more >

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What’s Your Wildlife Personality?

3/6/2014 // By Dani Tinker

The National Wildlife Federation is taking time this month to recognize and celebrate our wonderfully diverse group of supporters. It’s your passion, knowledge and curiosity that makes you part of such a powerful force for America’s wildlife. Find out how […] Read more >