black bears

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski introduces Kathie Lee and Hoda to a critically endangered black and white ruffed lemur.

NWF Celebrates Earth Day on Today Show

Happy Earth Day! My monthly appearance on the Today Show fell on Earth Day this year, which was a nice coincidence given that wildlife conservation and protecting the planet were …

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Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!

Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened …

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Twelve Tree-Mendous Wildlife Facts for National Wildlife Week

Next Monday we’ll join children across the country in a celebration of trees during National Wildlife Week. This year, we’re teaming up with kids and hope to plant 75,000 trees …

Black bear in Grand Teton National Park

Photo of the Day: A Different Shade of Black Bear

Photo by George Cheatle See more of George Cheatle’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo …

Black bear cub climbing a tree

Photo of the Day: Headed for the Top

Black bear cub climbing a tree in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park   Photo by Flickr member Charlie Choc (cchoc) See more of Charlie Choc’s photos on Flickr …

Black bear at Devil's Den, Wyoming

Photo of the Day: Grazing Black Bear

Black bear munching on grass in Calcite Springs near Devils Den, Wyoming   Photo by Flickr member Darlene Bushue See more of Darlene Bushue’s photos on Flickr >>

The Black bear won. Photo Credit: Dan McGowan

Black Bears are On the Move in Vermont

When I moved to Vermont from Washington, DC a few years back, I was excited by the notion of living close to wildlife. We have a wonderful array of creatures …

Gray wolves are a keystone species in the northern ecosystem (photo: flickr/YankeeNovember3)

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War Zone

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them.

Black Bear cub (photo: Noah Katz)

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

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.

Family of red squirrels by Lori Deiter

Wildlife Inspiration: 5 Adorable Baby Animal Photos

At National Wildlife Federation, we take seriously our mission to inspire Americans to protect wildlife. Sometimes that’s as simple as sharing the beauty of wild animal and wild places through …

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