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Road to the Final Fur: Round Two

The Road to the Final Fur kicked off in a furrenzy of competition! But only sixteen fierce species were able to advance to Round 2. Hailing from habitats that run …

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Road to the Final Fur Begins

This year, to celebrate National Wildlife Week, NWF will be traveling the road to the Final Fur. We’ve got 32 native North American species facing off for glory in the …

Black bear by Casey Brown via Flickr Creative Commons.

NWF Naturalist Offers Bear Encounter Tips

Encounters with black bears have been making the news lately, both in wilderness areas as well as closer to home in suburbia. National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski was recently interviewed …

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Speaking of Bears

Bears delight us all—as M.E. Beatty wrote in Bears of Yosemite, “Of all the animals in our national parks, the bear undoubtedly ranks first in public interest.” There is a …

Browns Canyon Success! Five Species Whose Home is Now Permanently…

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Pass the Proposal to Protect Clean Water

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Unlikely Wildlife Companions Throughout History

Black bears across the country are going hungry as extreme heat and drought decrease their food supply.

Climate Change Brings Black Bears Close to Home

There is nothing like the thrill of seeing a black bear in the wild. I will never forget when I saw my first family of black bears in the Hickory …

Black bear in the bushes. Photo by U.S. FWS.

Black Bears in Northeast Texas Face New Threat

Right now, a fight is escalating between rural Northeast Texas and the urban Greater Dallas area that could impact bear habitat. The people of Northeast Texas are battling to protect …

A threatened Red Legged Frog, whose habitat was saved by NEPA review. Flickr photo by Robert Fletcher

Congress Considering Taking Public Out of Review Process for Water Projects

More than 40 years ago, America began to lay the groundwork for one of the pieces of environmental legislation we rely on today. It was born in part out of …

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