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The New Madrid Floodway provides habitat for wildlife like deer. Photo by Chris Young

Stop this Threat to the Mississippi River

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

Sperm whale. Photo copyright Westend61/Alamy

7 Facts About Sperm Whales

The National Wildlife Federation is working to permanently protect undisturbed deep ocean habitat off our Atlantic Coast to safeguard species like the endangered sperm whale. To better protect sperm whales, …

Lined seahorse. Photo by Claudine Lamothe, Flickr

Fathers of the Wild

The males of most wildlife species have evolved so that they have no parental involvement and leave the responsibility of raising his young entirely to the female. To people, this …

To ensure the health of prairie ecosystems, we need to restore wild bison.

Wildlife that Depend on Wild Bison

When bison roam the prairie, multiple species benefit in surprising ways. Learn about some of the species that are better off with bison: Prairie dogs When bison graze, they leave behind …

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Amazing Species of the Atlantic Ocean

About 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is an area of little-disturbed ocean habitat that contains marine canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and underwater mountains rising higher than …

Wildlife like mule deer use public lands. Photo by Yellowstone National Park

Save Public Lands from a Super Pollutant

Public lands, those held in trust by the federal government for the American people, offer an important defense against climate change. Our public lands provide a variety of resources that …

Wood frogs come in varying shades of brown and red, with black marks over their eyes that resemble a robber’s mask. Photo Brian Gratwicke/flickr

Frogs that Thrive and Dive in Vernal Pools

In honor of Save the Frogs Day, April 30th, we’re celebrating species of frogs that depend on a very unique habitat – vernal pools. Vernal pools are shallow depressional wetlands that appear …

Mule deer are threatened by methane emissions. Photo by Dillian K, Flickr

WANTED: Fugitive Emissions

Despite a recent Supreme Court-ordered delay of the Clean Power Plan, efforts to protect wildlife and reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change are continuing to move …

Protect Great Lakes wildlife like the common loon. Photo by Joyce Kleven

Oil Spills Could Impact Over 700 Miles in the Great Lakes

Today, the University of Michigan released a startling report showing how far a potential oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, could spread. The …

Desert tortoise shell, Nevada. Photo by Lauren Anderson

Five Species Feeling the Heat from Methane

Methane is the second most prevalent gas in the U.S., after carbon dioxide, and is an extremely potent greenhouse gas, with 80 times the warming impacts of carbon dioxide over a 20 year …

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