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Red Wolves: an Endangered Species in Peril

3/24/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

Near the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the heart of the five county Albemarle Peninsula, there is a federal wildlife refuge called Alligator River. With more than 152,000 square acres, the wetland refuge is home to countless species, but […] Read more >

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Bruce Sink.

California Drought Spurs Dangerous Attack on Endangered Species Act

2/4/2014 // By Beth Pratt

Right now, all anyone can talk about in California is the drought. Our snowpack is at 12 percent of normal levels, our reservoirs resemble drained bathtubs, and our rivers are slowing to a trickle in places. While few seem ready […] Read more >

40 Years of Success Protecting Endangered Species & Other Wildlife in Our Backyards

5/21/2013 // By John Kostyack

2013 is the 40th anniversary of two important moments in wildlife conservation history.  In 1973, Congress enacted and President Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act.  The ESA has become the nation’s most important wildlife conservation law, helping rescue […] Read more >

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Symbol of Success: America’s Bald Eagle and the Endangered Species Act

5/17/2013 // By Doug Inkley

The most iconic of Endangered Species Act success stories is the recovery of the bald eagle, our national symbol. Magnificent in stature and beautiful to behold, the bald eagle very nearly disappeared from the lower-48 states, in contrast to an […] Read more >

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It’s Endangered Species Day, Fantastic, Now What?

5/17/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Endangered Species day is May 17 and it’s special because we’re also celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act! This single piece of legislation has prevented countless extinctions and protected animals and wildlife habitat from the harmful impact […] Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Robert Postma.

Climate Change Takes a Bite out of Wolverines’ Habitat

2/1/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

This summer, comic book fanboys and Hugh Jackman admirers are expected to flock to theaters to see The Wolverine, the latest installment of Jackman’s onscreen portrayal of the adamantium-clawed superhero.  Sadly, this may be the only chance most American’s will […] Read more >

A polar bear mother and her two cubs near Churchill, Manitoba. National Wildlife Photo Contest Entry by James Seith.

Judge Takes Away Critical Polar Bear Habitat

1/17/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

A federal judge in Alaska has decided to deny polar bears something they desperately need—critical habitat. The timing of this announcement could not be worse. The bears saw their Arctic ice habitat melt to a record-shattering low this past summer, a sign […] Read more >

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Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

1/3/2013 // By Nic Callero

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. Jaguars are the third largest species of cat after lions […] Read more >

A photo I took in Acadia National Park in Maine last summer. A large portion of ME is included in the 100 mile zone.

“Border Bill” Waives Environmental Laws, Puts Wildlife and Public Land at Risk

6/18/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

This week, the House of Representatives will vote on a package of public lands bills, including one highly controversial bill introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) that puts wildlife and wildlife habitat near our country’s borders in jeopardy. The provision, […] Read more >

Brown Pelican by Kelle Herrick

Back from the Brink: A Photo Gallery of Birds Helped by the Endangered Species Act

5/16/2012 // By Laura Tangley

This Friday, May 18, 2012, the nation celebrates Endangered Species Day. To mark the event, we’re sharing photos of five North American bird species that represent endangered species success stories. To ensure that these birds continue to recover–and to provide […] Read more >