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Bruce Stein

Dr. Bruce A. Stein is Associate Vice President of Conservation Science and Climate Adaptation with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Bruce is a leading expert on U.S. species and ecosystems and leads NWF’s efforts to protect people and wildlife from the impacts of climate change. He is author of numerous publications, including a widely used guide to climate change adaptation (Climate-Smart Conservation) and an award-winning book on the status of biodiversity in the United States (Precious Heritage).
Cactus ferruginous pygmy owl. Photo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Border Wall: Erecting New Barriers to Recovering America’s Wildlife

No matter what you think about President Trump’s immigration policies, his proposed wall along the Mexican border is bad news for America’s already beleaguered wildlife. From ocelots and javelina in …

Photo credit: Bruce Stein

Sydney World Parks Congress: Charting the Future of Nature

Over the past week more than 5,000 conservationists from around the world gathered here in Sydney, Australia to participate in the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress. This once-a-decade gathering is …

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Climate Change Putting Even Common Plants and Animals at Risk

More than half of plants (57%) and more than a third (34%) of vertebrate animals are at risk of losing the majority of their climatically suitable habitats in the absence of serious actions to reduce carbon pollution.

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Inauguration Cherry Blossoms: A Harbinger of Climate Impacts to Come

Making my way across the grounds of the Washington Monument yesterday to witness Barack Obama’s second inauguration, I came across a disconcerting sight. Lulled by unseasonably warm temperatures and a …

Miami blue butterfly on Bahia Honda in 2003. This species was last seen on the island in January 2010. Photo: J. Glassberg.

Invaders in Paradise

Every family has holiday traditions. Our tradition for the past several years has been to pack up the kayaks and fishing gear and spend the holidays camping in the Florida …

Understanding changes in land cover and climate will be key to managing wildfire. Photo by John McColgan, BLM.

A Top 40 List for Conservation

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top …

New Global Analysis Shows Value of Conservation

The future of life on Earth is on the negotiating table in Nagoya, Japan as delegates from more than 190 countries grapple with carrying out the United Nations Convention on …

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