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Photo by Hari Viswanathan.

Mountain Lion Seeks Backyard Oasis

6/24/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hari Viswanathan. On May 18, this beautiful mountain lion stopped by my parent’s backyard pond in Los Alamos, N.M., adding to the long list of amazing wildlife encounters over the years. Our pond—called Warbler Pond due to the …

An inquisitive female polar bear checks me out.

Watch Polar Bears Live Online

11/5/2012 // By David Mizejewski

I’m a pretty lucky guy. As National Wildlife Federation naturalist, I get to go on television to promote conservation, often with real wild animals.  It’s a very cool job, and I love it. Today, however, I am even luckier. Today, I …

Three-pawed grizzly bear at Alaska's Denali National Park (Courtesy National Park Service)

Three-Pawed Grizzly Bear Turns Heads, Beats Odds at Alaska’s Denali National Park

5/17/2012 // By Miles Grant

A three-pawed grizzly bear is getting some attention at Alaska’s Denali National Park – not just for his head-turning appearance, but for his ability to survive despite his handicap. Park wildlife biologist Pat Owen tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that …

Black Bear cub (photo: Noah Katz)

145 Black Bears Shot In Canada’s Tar Sands Region, More Deaths Likely

2/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Following up on recent news that the Canadian government is poisoning wolves, reports show that officials have shot at least 145 black bears that wandered too close to development in the tar sands region of Alberta.

Late bison calf "Zisa" in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

From Yellowstone to Yosemite: My Top Ten Wildlife Encounters of 2011

12/28/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

As a child who grew up reading Ranger Rick and watching Wild Kingdom, I cherish any wildlife I encounter. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Yellowstone, where I viewed charismatic mega-fauna on a daily basis, and now live near …

Two Bristol Bay cubs share good polling news

New Poll: Americans and Bears Once Again Oppose Pebble Mine

12/7/2011 // By Jim Adams

Last month, a voter’s initiative in Bristol Bay signalled that locals opposed placing what might be the largest gold and copper  mine in North America in the headwaters of the streams and rivers supporting the world’s largest sockeye salmon run.   Now the opposition has gone nationwide.  A …

A cub shadowboxes in preparation for his showdown with foreign mining companies

Bears and People Vote Against Mine–Foreign Mining Giants Prepare to Ignore Them

10/20/2011 // By Jim Adams

Tuesday night, voters in Bristol Bay passed a borough initiative banning any mining project of 640 acres or more that adversely affects salmon streams in the borough. The vote was aimed directly at a proposal by two foreign mining companies–Anglo American …

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Wildlife Photographer Tells the Stories Behind the Shots

10/19/2011 // By Miles Grant

Remember Amanda Stone’s post about Canada’s spirit bear? I just came across this video with Paul Nicklen, the photographer who captured those amazing new photos of the bears for National Geographic magazine. Nicklen gave a TED talk on how he got …

68 Pound Milo's Paw Next to Bear Print

99% of Bear Encounters Take Place Without You Ever Knowing the Bear Was There

10/13/2011 // By Jim Adams

NWF’s Pacific Regional Director Jim Adams (and his dog Milo) explore bear country in Alaska.

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Watch Adorable Video of Bear Cubs Playing in Road: We Need Safe Road Crossings

9/27/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I couldn’t resist. Bear cubs are adorable. Could there be a better reminder of the need for safe wildlife road crossings? Check out this new video shot at Yosemite National Park. There is no difference between this scene at Yosemite …

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