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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

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 …

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Wild Bison’s Long-Awaited Homecoming Continues

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 …

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Inauguration Cherry Blossoms: A Harbinger of Climate Impacts to Come

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 …

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

  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 …

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Study: Asian carp could live in all five Great Lakes

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

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

Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf…

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An ecosystems-oriented approach to reducing climate change risk

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

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