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‘Pedal to the metal’ to save the Greater Sage-Grouse

On Sept. 22, 2015, with the Front Range of the Rockies as a backdrop, Secretary Jewell announced the greater sage-grouse didn’t have to be placed on the endangered species list, thanks …

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 …

Volunteers planted milkweed on NWF’s property for Missoula Butterfly Week. Photo by Bert Lindler

Missoula Butterfly Week

In front of a room of City Council members and citizens, Mayor John Engen of Missoula, Montana proclaimed the week of May 15th as Missoula Butterfly Week. He ended the …

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 …

A male greater sage-grouse struts his stuff to attract the females. Photo by Greg Bergquist, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Congress, Leave the Strutting to Sage-Grouse

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Wildlife Conservation in the U.S. and Southeast Asia

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Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

The panel discusses during NWF’s side event connecting private sector commitments and REDD+ to decrease deforestation. Photo by Emily Becker

NWF Hosts Deforestation Events in Paris

As we have updated over the past 2 weeks, the National Wildlife Federation had a team in Paris for COP21, the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference. This year’s COP was a big …

This way to an ambitious climate agreement! Photo by David Burns

Join the Call for an Ambitious Global Climate Agreement in Paris

The international climate negotiations in Paris are rapidly approaching a critical juncture, when leaders from nearly 200 countries will decide whether we leave with the first comprehensive global agreement to …

A selection of the wildlife highlighted at COP21. Credit: Emily Becker

NWF in Paris: COP21 Update

The National Wildlife Federation international team has been hard at work in Paris for the first half of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate …

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