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

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

4/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

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.

Family of red squirrels by Lori Deiter

Wildlife Inspiration: 5 Adorable Baby Animal Photos

1/3/2012 // By NWF

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 photography. We hope these images — in the middle of …

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

10/27/2011 // By Jim Adams

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are all taken directly from Jeffrey’s’ website, where he has a host of stories …

Alaska’s Small Bears Are Still Glorious

8/26/2011 // By Jim Adams

A friend told me a story last night about the Klondike, a great overnight relay running race from Skagway, Alaska to White Horse, Canada.  A runner from an opposing team was chugging along around six in the morning when a …

It’s National Wildlife Week on Wildlife Promise, and beyond!

3/15/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

It is National Wildlife Week, and NWF hopes children will take a walk on the wild side this week—and stay there, for their physical health and engagement with the natural world.

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