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Weekly News Roundup- May 31, 2013

5/31/2013 // By Anne Goddard

National Wildlife Federation Partners with Animal Planet to Connect Viewers with the Wild World around Them May 28- National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is pleased to work with Animal Planet to promote the series, North America, premiering on May 28 at 9 […] Read more >

Three mountain goat kids. Photo by Donna Dannen. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

Meet the Stars of the Newest Reality Series on TV—North America

5/24/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

Forget Usher and Shakira, the newest reality TV stars can be found on Animal Planet starting Tuesday, May 28, at 9 p.m. EDT. That’s when viewers will be introduced to the cast of NORTH AMERICA, a new series featuring some […] Read more >

Whopping Crane with Blue Crab

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 >

North Atlantic Right Whale (flickr/MyFWC Research)

On Endangered Species Day, Right Whales Remind Us to Work Together

5/17/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Today’s climate crisis drips with urgency. Stories of species loss and habitat destruction roll in, and repeatedly underscore the reality of how quickly we need to get our act together and comprehensively address climate change. I highlight comprehensively because today […] Read more >

Endangered Karner Butterfly

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 >

Hawaiian monk seal mom and pup (NOAA)

NWF and Its Allies Urge Lawmakers to Restore Hawaiian Monk Seal Funding

4/26/2013 // By Les Welsh

National Wildlife Federation and Conservation Council for Hawai‘i joined forces recently with the Marine Conservation Institute and key Hawaiian community, cultural and conservation organizations to send a letter to federal lawmakers that the critically endangered ilioholoikauaua (Hawaiian monk seal) must […] Read more >

Hawaiian monk seal in its native habitat. Vanderlip.

Conservation Council for Hawai‘i Named NWF Affiliate of the Year

4/19/2013 // By Les Welsh

At its annual meeting in March, National Wildlife Federation honored Conservation Council for Hawai‘i (CCH) as its Affiliate of the Year. At the forefront of major campaigns to help recover imperiled Hawaiian plants and animals on the brink of extinction […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – March 29, 2013

3/29/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New guide addresses parents’ weather-related concerns around letting kids enjoy outdoor playtime March 27 – The new weather guide emphasizes the […] Read more >

Urubamba Hydro Plant

Peru Stands up to Big Oil. Will U.S. and Ecuador?

3/26/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

Last year my husband and I honeymooned in Machu Picchu, Peru. In Quechua — the language spoken by the Inca who built the city — Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain.” Many human hands have touched this architectural and spiritual marvel, […] Read more >

We should keep these guys around, if only to avoid having to pick a new national bird.

Teaming With Wildlife Fights for Wildlife Conservation Funding

3/15/2013 // By Ryan Kingston

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be part of an eloquently chaotic event known as a fly-in, compounded by the ‘snowquester,’ an unfortunate combination of a major snowstorm false alarm and the Federal Budget crisis. NWF regularly hosts […] Read more >