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Anne Goddard is the Marketing Coordinator at National Wildlife Federation. She received her BA in Strategic Communications from Elon University. Prior to working for NWF, she did freelance writing for the Smithsonian National Zoo's Zoogoer magazine and directed an award-winning short wildlife documentary on rhino poaching called "Rhino Wars." As a life-long wildlife enthusiast, Anne is motivated to protect and preserve the world's wildlife and wildlands for generations to come.
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10 Festive Facts About Reindeer

12/23/2014 // By Anne Goddard

You know Dasher and Prancer and Donner and Blitzen… But do you recall these festive facts about reindeer? 1. Reindeer or caribou? In Europe and Asia, they’re known as reindeer. In North America, the name caribou refers to the wild …

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Winter White Wildlife

12/16/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Walking in a winter wonderland would be easy for these white animals. Due to certain recessive traits, these unique North American species will blend in beautifully with the winter landscape. White Bison The white North American bison is considered sacred …

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A Mountain Lion’s Tinder Tale

10/22/2014 // By Anne Goddard

When the mountain lion “P-22”  journeyed from his home in California’s Santa Monica Mountains in search of new territory, he somehow made it across two eight-lane freeways and landed in the green spaces of LA’s Griffith Park. He’s been there …

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Wildlife Encounters: Too Close For Conan!

6/23/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Oink oink! The giant Russian boar proved that he was not going to the bore the audience on David Mizejewski’s most recent Conan appearance! With large tusks, the fearsome wild pig could easily gore a human, but this boar was …

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Wildlife Babies on Wendy Williams and Fox News!

6/9/2014 // By Anne Goddard

With spring well underway, wildlife are busy taking care of their new offspring. To celebrate, National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski brought adorable baby animals to the Wendy Williams Show. Wendy is normally nervous when it comes to animals, but even …

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Weekly News Roundup: The Latest on the Galveston Oil Spill and More

3/28/2014 // By Anne Goddard

The Latest on the Galveston Bay Oil Spill Over the weekend, 168,000 gallons of toxic oil spilled into the Galveston Bay. A Kirby Inland Marine oil barge collided with a cargo ship, shutting down The Houston Ship Channel, and spilling as much as 4,000 barrels …

Na'Taki with Earth Tomorrow students at Arabia Mountain in Georgia.

Weekly News Roundup: White House Champions of Change and More!

3/21/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Climate Change vs. Big Cats 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 …

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NWF’s Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Honored with White House Champions of Change Award

3/17/2014 // By Anne Goddard

The Obama Administration selected Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, manager of Education and Advocacy Programs in National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta office, as one of 14 White House Champions of Change for her outstanding work in engaging the next generation of conservation leaders.   Na’Taki’s recognition …

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Weekly News Roundup: Mascot Madness, National Wildlife Week and More!

3/14/2014 // By Anne Goddard

Spring Awakening In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal pools to breed. This phenomenon is known as “Big Night,” and it’s a …

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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 …

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