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Is the Oil Spill Affecting the Gulf’s Sperm Whales?

A sick and severely emaciated adolescent female sperm whale was found beached on the Florida coast near Tampa on Halloween. After the necropsy, officials said there were indications of an infection …

An Atlantic puffin in the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.  All 561 National Wildlife Refuges will be closed during the shutdown.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Wildlife

As of midnight last night, after the failure of Congress to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government, the government has officially shutdown.  What does this mean for conservation? We don’t …

Sage and native grasses surround this barn, with the Grand Tetons in the background. Photo by Dawn Wilson, National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrant.

Weekly News Roundup- September 27, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? It’s flu season for ‘ewe.’  For bighorn sheep in Montana, communicable diseases-including pneumonia-are a huge problem. Plant your own “Mother Willow!” Help …

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Barbi Martinson.

Five Great Lakes Species Facing a New Threat from Big Oil

The Great Lakes are the world’s largest surface freshwater ecosystem and their waters and shoreline areas provide habitat for a breathtaking array of wildlife. But with a recent increase in …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the …

Sandhill crane and chick (also called a "colt"). Photo by Lauri Griffin. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

Interior Dept.: “Permanent Impacts to Wildlife” If Keystone XL Built

The bad news continues to pile up for the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline.  In the wake of a third comment letter from the Environmental Protection Agency finding the State Department’s …


Endangered Species Designation Offers Diamond Darter a Chance to Shine On

The diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta), a tiny fish that has faced serious threats, will now be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced late …

A Kemp's ridley hatchling crawls towards the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: National Park Service

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Scramble to the Sea

Ever think the closest you might get to seeing a baby sea turtle would be watching Finding Nemo?  Well, during the summer in South Texas, hatchling releases at Padre Island …

American Goldfinch by Maggie Bond

Weekly News Roundup- July 19, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? What’s happening in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon? Manatees, dolphins and other wildlife are mysteriously dying in large numbers. Read this Wildlife Promise …


Photograph Time in a Wetland Wonderland

Just a few days are left for you to enter your photograph into this year’s National Wildlife Photo Contest. So if you are looking for a place to capture spectacular images …

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