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Gray wolves are a keystone species in the northern ecosystem (photo: flickr/YankeeNovember3)

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War Zone

4/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them. Read more >

White Egret in the Waters of the Bay-Delta

Undermining the Endangered Species Act in the Bay-Delta Estuary

2/28/2012 // By Rachel Pietron

The House of Representatives is poised to vote on H.R. 1873, the “San Joaquin Water Reliability Act”. Touted as a bill that will ease access to water for Californians, the legislation’s real purpose is redistributing the water in a way […] Read more >

California red-legged frog (Courtesy of Save the Frogs)

It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Yellow, or Red: The Plight of California’s Frogs

2/8/2012 // By Beth Pratt

During my first thru hike on the John Muir Trail fifteen years ago, on the ascent up to Seldon Pass I encountered a young man energetically trotting down the trail without a backpack. Before even saying hello he asked excitedly, […] Read more >

What the Hellbender? Salamander Joins Endangered Species List

10/7/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Despite the devilish name, Hellbenders are harmless salamanders. They live in the Ozarks near cool, clean rivers and streams with lots of rocks.  Unfortunately, the fresh water species is being harmed by ore and gravel  mining, sedimentation and toxic runoff […] Read more >

Florida Fairy Shrimp, NOAA

Going, Going, Gone? Two Florida Species May Be Extinct

10/7/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The south Florida rainbow snake and Florida fairy shrimp may have names that sound magical, but the magic may have run out for both of them. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, both species are probably extinct. These […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – September 16, 2011

9/16/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Loggerhead Sea Turtles Need Protections Enforced September 16 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today […] Read more >

Wolverine

Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part Four: Wolverines

9/7/2011 // By Anne Bolen

Just the name wolverine evokes images of a ferocious fighter, able to take down prey many times its size. However, the U.S. government isn’t one of them. The largest of the land-dwelling weasels, this predator has been named a Gulo […] Read more >

Polar Bears

Polar Bears Keep Federal Protection

7/1/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Global warming is threatening the survival of polar bears, and a U.S. District court judge agrees.  In his decision, he upheld their federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. As he noted, “based upon the facts and the best available […] Read more >

An Endangered Ecosystem

5/23/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Picture yourself taking a beautiful spring hike. As you walk, you notice a clearing and decide to sit down under a small opening of trees, looking out over wildflowers, grasses, and rich pools of standing water. You take in a […] Read more >

Celebrating Wildlife Success Stories on Endangered Species Day

5/19/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

This Friday, May 20th is Endangered Species Day — a day to both celebrate the successes of wildlife whose populations have been restored, and to learn more about the importance of saving those species still in danger.  Given the increasing […] Read more >