NWF’s Archive

Wildlife Week: Is There Still Hope for Sharks?

Andy Dehart is the Director of Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. An advisor to the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, Dehart has been studying and …

Comparison of fish at the same age, reared in the main river channel (left) and reared in the floodplain (right). Source: Jeffres et al., 2008

Puget Sound’s Vanishing Salmon

In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with the kinds of surroundings that most people just read about in the glossy pages of magazines. Accordingly, we want to build homes and businesses as close to that natural beauty as we can get – often, in floodplains. Unfortunately, in doing so, we destroy the natural systems that sustain this essential ecosystem.

BearProfile

The Slow Revival of America’s Grizzlies

During the winter of 1804-05, when they were camped for the season in North Dakota, the Lewis and Clark Expedition heard the Mandan Indians speak of a fearsome great “white” bear that they’d encounter further west. Sure enough, the following year they became the first non-indigenous Americans to encounter grizzly bears.

George Gay, from National Wildlife Federation's Northeast Climate Change Program

From Father to Son, a Love of Conservation

A love of conservation is passed down through the generations in this story of fathers and sons.

Scranton Rally - Ed Perry

Guest Post: Pennsylvanians Don’t Have a Friend in Senator Toomey

Ed Perry is an aquatic biologist who retired in 2002 after a 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he supervised the section responsible for protecting streams …

Early budding trees are confused by the weather. via Nathan Walls/Flickr

GUEST POST: Making a Mild Winter Count

Kimberly Burger Capozzi is a mom and freelance writer based outside Pittsburgh, PA. She has written about parenting issues, wind power and military spending programs, and chronicles her family’s efforts …

An iceless lake in Bare Brook State Park

Guest Post: A Bare Bear Brook Park

Eric Orff is a wildlife biologist. He retired from New Hampshire Fish and Game in 2007 after a 31 year career as a biologist. He currently is a consultant to …

Mid-Week Refresh: Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown

Ranger Rick magazine just published an adorable — and informative — article about the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. It was published at a time when sloths are enjoying quite …

Snowshoe Hare (National Park Service photo)

GUEST POST: The Snowshoe Hare is Pennsylvania’s Polar Bear

Ed Zygmunt was named the National Wildlife Federation’s 2007 Affiliate Volunteer of the Year for his advocacy on climate change and other critical environmental issues affecting America’s sportsmen and women. …

Painted bunting by Flickr's Dan Pancamo

Protect Missouri’s Forests, Fish and Wildlife

Have you ever heard the unique whistle of a northern bobwhite quail? Seen the brilliant blue, green and red plumage of a painted bunting? Or observed the American woodcock performing its unique aerial mating dance?

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