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A female Townsend's big-eared bat, Corynorhinus townsendii.

13 Halloween Wildlife Myths – Debunked!

11/1/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

While you were out appreciating costumes and nighttime wildlife you may have wondered: Can owls turn their heads all the way around? Was that a bat I saw? Is the daddy-longlegs venom fatal to us? Find out the answers to […] Read more >

Yakima River

Engaging with local communities has big salmon and water conservation payoffs

10/26/2012 // By John Kostyack

NWF’s Yakima River salmon and ecosystem project shows how engagement with local communities pays off. Read more >

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Sea Otters: More than Just a Cute Face

9/19/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

One of the many benefits of living in Santa Cruz, California was the up-close and personal encounters with wildlife. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the redwood forest, the Central Coast is an ideal spot to view a rich diversity […] Read more >

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Building a National Constituency for America’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

9/4/2012 // By Les Welsh

Considered the most endangered marine mammal found only in U.S. waters and one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the Hawaiian monk seal needs citizens from across the nation speaking up on its behalf if it is going […] Read more >

Sharks are apex predators and regulate the populations of marine life. Their absence poses significant risks for the health of entire ocean ecosystems. (Photo: Andy Murch/SeaPics.com)

Shocking Shark Fin Soup Study Airs on Shark Week

8/10/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

While the Discovery Channel’s annual predator-extravaganza Shark Week decreases misconceptions of these demonized predators, the sensationalism and morbid fascination with shark attacks has often created the wrong kind of awareness. Now celebrating its 25th year, Shark Week is changing its […] Read more >

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Bat Facts You Won’t Find in “The Dark Knight Rises”

7/19/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Back when The Dark Knight was released in 2008, we made a very solid case for “7 Reasons Bats are Just as Cool as Batman.” Really, who can challenge these amazing flying mammals, especially when put up against what is essentially […] Read more >

Goliath grouper, Key Largo, Florida

Photo of the Day: Under the Sea

7/19/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.     Read more >

Spring flowers, by Wikipedia user Halpaugh.

In Defense of Wildflowers

6/12/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

NWF View By Larry J. Schweiger “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn […] Read more >

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

6/6/2012 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is calling for case studies on campus sustainability efforts and green jobs training programs from the 2011-2012 academic year; case studies are due on August 3, 2012. NWF’s Campus Ecology program has published case studies […] Read more >

Black-footed ferret mother and kits, USFWS National Conservation Center

Photo of the Day: The Road to Recovery

5/18/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

May 18 – Endangered Species Day This Endangered Species Day, help raise awareness about imperiled animals and plants in your area and about the importance of wildlife conservation. Learn how to get involved at www.nwf.org/esday   This Photo of the […] Read more >