climate change

NWF works to address deforestation and habitat loss helping protect international wildlife such as Eastern kingbirds. Photo by Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren

Ensuring the Paris Agreement Works for Forests and Wildlife

While the Paris Agreement, which formally entered into force last week on November 4, 2016, provides the global mechanism needed for realizing a low carbon future, there remains much work …

Photo by Linda Tanner

A Harrowing Harvest: Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture

This Thanksgiving, help protect the food your family and wildlife depend on. A changing climate will harm the natural resources and food supplies that people and wildlife need to survive. …

Moose in Glacier National Park. Photo by Christine Haines, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant

Beyond Politics: Important Decisions for Wildlife Conservation

Take the pledge here to vote for candidates this Election Day who stand with wildlife! Confronting Climate Change A warming world stresses wildlife and their habitat. We’ve recently witnessed severe forest fires, …

The furry feline’s massive paws allow it to hunt atop snowpack like a cat on snowshoes. Photo by Keith Williams/Flickr Creative Commons.

Making Moves: Canada Lynx in Vermont

This year has brought exciting insight into the distribution of Canada lynx in the Green Mountain State.  Having predominantly only been observed in the northeastern-most portion of the state, biologists now have …

[IMAGE: Adult sockeye; USFWS].

Cold-water Fish: our Contemporary “Canary in the Coal Mine”

In just the decade since the National Wildlife Federation released the report Fish Out of Water, the region’s cold-water fish have experienced extreme conditions that reflect what is likely to …

Photo from USFWS

Effects of an Historic Climate Agreement

The threat to such things I hold dear turns my attention to the world stage. An historic agreement to address global climate change has been ratified by enough nations to go …

Red Knots in flight. Photo by Caudio Dias Timm/ Flickr

3 Birds in the Northeast That Need Our Help

The call to action is now clearer than ever, and a new sense of urgency is required. Working together, we must take bold steps to protect critical habitats and help …

Wildlife are harmed by extreme weather events. Photo by USFWS

Stormy Skies in a Changing Climate

Increased Flooding According to the U.S. National Climate Assessment, the amount of rain falling in powerful downpour events has been significantly above average since 1991. Further, sea-level rise has worsened the …

Manatees, found 1.5 miles inland after Hurricane Hermine in Sept. 2016, were rescued & released by Florida Fish & Wildlife (via Flickr)

As Matthew Hits Florida, Wildlife Among Many In Harm’s Way

As Hurricane Matthew hits Florida, the top priority is evacuating people from the danger zones and preparing communities for the storm’s impact. We’re grateful to the public officials, first responders, …

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Director for the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in the City of Atlanta, delivers keynote address. Photo ©Erik Voss

An Invaluable Opportunity for Georgia Higher Education

Carly Queen and now Eriqah Vincent from NWF have been terrific – organizing meetings and phone conferences plus taking on the cat-herding job of keeping us academy types on task. …

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