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swift fox

Saving the Swift Fox Took Swift Action

A swift fox races the prairie sunset at a breathtaking pace of 30 mph. Nearby, her kits curl up safe and snug in their den. Thanks to proactive conservation led …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Refuge or Oilfield?

America, If we do not stand up for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge right now, we will lose it. Arctic wildlife, like polar bears, the Porcupine caribou, and millions of …

arctic fox

Take the Arctic Wildlife Quiz

The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth that includes the Arctic Ocean and the northern part of Alaska in the United States. Despite having long, cold …

El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife and People Hit Hard in the Caribbean

“During the hurricane everyone confronted different challenges—no one was exempt from this, including our wildlife.”  — Nathan González, the Puerto Rican Ornithological Society Hurricanes Irma and Maria scoured Caribbean habitats …


Time to Stand Up for a Special Wild Place

Some of America’s most iconic wildlife and fish, including polar bears, grizzly bears, muskoxen, caribou, and hundreds of thousands of birds from around the globe, live in or annually migrate …

Wind Lake, Boundary Waters

A Scout’s View: Why We Must Protect the Boundary Waters and its Wildlife

The water stays with you the longest. The lakes and rivers provide the routes to navigate through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the crisp, cool, pristine waters simply …

hunt's bumble bee

Restricting Problem Insecticides to Protect Bees and other Pollinators

Pollinators are an important part of the world’s biodiversity and food system. In the process of feeding on flowering plants for nectar, pollinators (including bees, wasps, butterflies, and other animals) …

monarch on native milkweed

Wildlife Win for Protecting Monarch Butterfly Habitat

We/you spoke up, and Congress listened! A Senate committee was headed for a crucial vote next week on S. 517, a bill that would have weakened clean air protections and …

bald eagle

Bald Eagles Soaring After Recovery

This Fourth of July marks one decade since the bald eagle glided off the endangered species list. Today, eagles soar in ever higher numbers and across all states, except Hawaii. …

pronghorn fawn

Wildlife, Public Health Endangered with Methane Rule Suspension

At the urging of fossil fuel interests, on June 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a two-year suspension or “stay” of core components of its 2016 final rule …

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