Conservation

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 …

Photo by Dan Mullen via Flickr

Future Ghosts? Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

Here are a few wildlife species we need to protect in the U.S. Red Wolf Status: Critically Endangered Threats: Hybridization with coyotes, vehicle and gunshot mortality from humans, and habitat loss …

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Engaging All Americans in Conservation

A survey of national park visitors in 2008-2009 commissioned by the National Park Service found that just over 20% of park visitors were minorities, yet minorities make up nearly 40% …

Camden student shares horseshoe crab

Get Outside on Delaware River Waterways this Fall

Yet, the sad fact remains that many of the 15 million people who rely on the Delaware River for clean drinking water don’t have the chance to experience wildlife and wild …

Petroglyphs at the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM

The Antiquities Act Under Attack

In the late 1800s, “pot-hunters” – private collectors and thieves – prowled the Southwest in search of artifacts and prehistoric sites, leaving behind a trail of looted dwellings, remains, and …

Red Knots amongst horseshoe crabs. Credit: USFWS

Living Fossils At Risk

Yet, human development has created uncertainty about their ability to endure the millennia, as development and pollution threaten their mating habitat. These remarkable, primitive creatures spawn each year in very …

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Saving Wildlife All Year Round

We save wildlife, every month, all year round. Together. Take a trip with us through the year to see how. And if you’re inspired to save wildlife too, become a …

The Gold King mine disaster fouled rivers in the Southwest. Photo by Tom McNamara, La Plata County Office of Emergency Management

Hard-Rock Mining Law Stuck in the Past

On Aug. 5, 2015, an estimated 3 million gallons of heavy-metal-laden mine wastewater washed down the San Juan Mountains into southwest Colorado’s Animas River. The water turned a sickly mustard yellow all …

Students from San Antonio elementary schools enjoy their time at the Monarch Butterfly Ecology Camp at UTSA

Monarch Butterfly Ecology Camp Inspires Future Leaders

In December 2015, the National Wildlife Federation named San Antonio, TX a Monarch Champion City for committing to accomplish all of the actions under the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, and partnered …

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS

Vieques Wildlife Refuge Saved from Auction Block

The decision by members of Congress to leave the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge intact benefits thousands of wildlife species, some of which are not found anywhere else on earth. This …

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