Aislinn Maestas’s Archive

A family of limpkins in Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Scott Helfrich.

Congress Takes the “Wild” out of National Refuges with Funding Cuts

It’s a well-known secret that some of the best places in the world to spot wildlife are at America’s refuges. From the annual bird migrations at the Bosque del Apache …

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Despite Epic Fail in 2012, Shell Wants Arctic Drilling “Do Over” in 2014

When Shell launched its drilling operations off the Alaska coast in 2012, it promised to employ “world-class technology and experience to ensure a safe, environmentally responsible Arctic exploration program.” What …

A young photographer takes pictures of an insect in a tree. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anne Girton.

Help NWF and Disney Junior Plant 5,000 Trees for Wildlife

Disney Junior and National Wildlife Federation are working together to plant 5,000 trees across America! You can help us by visiting DisneyJuniorGiveATree.NWF.org and telling us where you would like to …

These tent-making bats are keeping dry under their homemade leaf tent. Wikimedia photo by Charlesjsharp

3 Wildlife Tent Experts Prepare You for the Great American Backyard Campout

We are just days away from this year’s Great American Backyard Campout, and to help get everyone pumped for the big event, our own David Mizejewski will be on the …

Kids watching sunset at a lake

5 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with Your Kids

Weekly News Roundup – March 8, 2013

Weekly News Roundup – March 1, 2013

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lois Settlemeyer.

Scientists Propose Desperate Measures to Save Struggling Polar Bears

You know things are getting bad for polar bears when scientists start laying out options to save them that are wayoutside the box. With climate change bearing down on polar …

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Robert Postma.

Climate Change Takes a Bite out of Wolverines’ Habitat

This summer, comic book fanboys and Hugh Jackman admirers are expected to flock to theaters to see The Wolverine, the latest installment of Jackman’s onscreen portrayal of the adamantium-clawed superhero. …

A polar bear mother and her two cubs near Churchill, Manitoba. National Wildlife Photo Contest Entry by James Seith.

Judge Takes Away Critical Polar Bear Habitat

A federal judge in Alaska has decided to deny polar bears something they desperately need—critical habitat. The timing of this announcement could not be worse. The bears saw their Arctic ice habitat …

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