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An egret in flight over the Bombay Hooke National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor.

6 Wildlife Facts for World Wetlands Day

2/2/2015 // By Maggie Yancey

Forty-four years ago on February 2, 1971, on the Caspian Sea, a group of forward-thinking world leaders gathered to set-forth a framework for international cooperation to conserve the world’s wetlands. This day, World Wetlands Day, is a significant reminder of the boundless value …

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Wild Bison’s Long-Awaited Homecoming Continues

10/22/2014 // By Judith Kohler

Two decades of work to restore wild bison across landscapes they once dominated continues to pay off. The latest good news is that Fort Peck in northeast Montana is getting more Yellowstone bison. The state Fish and Wildlife Commission has …

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Inauguration Cherry Blossoms: A Harbinger of Climate Impacts to Come

1/22/2013 // By Bruce Stein

Making my way across the grounds of the Washington Monument yesterday to witness Barack Obama’s second inauguration, I came across a disconcerting sight. Lulled by unseasonably warm temperatures and a false sense of spring, the pale pink petals of young …

Important habitat for the threatened Mexican Spotted Owl was destroyed in wildfires that ravaged more than 60% of the  Bandalier National Monument in New Mexico during the summer of 2011. The new technical input report features a case study of this fire and how it affected ecosystem services. Image source: Flickr (Lincoln Wildlife Crew-2008)

New Report on Climate Change and Wildlife

8/15/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

  A new report that brings together recent research on how climate change is affecting plants, animals, and habitats in the United States confirms what we already suspected: the changes are happening faster than previously thought, with more compelling evidence …

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Study: Asian carp could live in all five Great Lakes

7/12/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

If Asian carp invade the Great Lakes, the voracious fish could survive and spread throughout all five of the lakes, according to a new study by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The report found that it would take as few …

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

12/13/2011 // By Kim Martinez

In the summer of 2011, resident George Walter submitted an application to the National Wildlife Federation to designate his retirement community, Oak Crest, as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Oak Crest is the largest retirement community in Baltimore, Maryland with over 2,100 residents and sits …

Keeping the Dominos from Falling in the Gulf’s Food Chain

11/10/2010 // By Bruce Stein

Although images of oil-drenched pelicans and blackened marshes are fading from public consciousness, researchers are grappling with the long-term impacts of the BP oil disaster on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. One of the greatest concerns is the potential collapse …

John Hammond, regional executive director for NWF, interviewed by News Channel 9 in Florida

Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster

11/9/2010 // By Bob Serata

The old rock tune goes something like “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” That’s also a common problem in nature, especially after a traumatic blow to an ecosystem like the Gulf oil disaster. At Mote Marine Laboratory …

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An ecosystems-oriented approach to reducing climate change risk

9/30/2010 // By John Kostyack

New report on adaptation to climate change gives inadequate attention to ecosystems.

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