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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

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 …

Whopping Crane with Blue Crab

40 Years of Success Protecting Endangered Species & Other Wildlife in Our Backyards

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 …

North Atlantic Right Whale (flickr/MyFWC Research)

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

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 …

Endangered Karner Butterfly

It’s Endangered Species Day, Fantastic, Now What?

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 …

Hawaiian monk seal mom and pup (NOAA)

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

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 …

Hawaiian monk seal in its native habitat. Vanderlip.

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

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 …

Urubamba Hydro Plant

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

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.” …

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

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 …

Flickr:USFWS/Rocky Mountain-Prairie Region. The black-footed ferret is one of North America's rarest species.

Black-footed Ferrets — Will They be the Comeback Kits?

The black-footed ferret has gone from near oblivion to the brink of recovery in about three decades. The lithe, little weasel with the bandit-like mask was thought to be extinct until …

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lois Settlemeyer.

Scientists Propose Desperate Measures to Save Struggling Polar Bears

You know things are getting bad for polar bears when scientists start laying out options to save them that are wayoutside the box. With climate change bearing down on polar …

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