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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 >

long-nosed bat, Arizona, pollen eating

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 >

Florida Panther

This Endangered Species Day, Give Florida Panthers Room to Roam!

5/18/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

You may have seen the recent story of the 12 week-old Florida panther that was left for dead on the side of the road after getting hit by a car. After two weeks of rehabilitation, the kitten is now able […] Read more >

Green sea turtle on Hawaii's Punalu'u beach. Credit: Flickr (The Shifted Librarian)

Righteous is the Turtle. Protect Him!

5/17/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

The green sea turtle slowly clambered onto the black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Unconcerned with the small group of onlookers, the turtle found a nice spot to rest and soak in the morning sunshine. Nearby, another […] Read more >

This Friday is Endangered Species Day, do you have any on your campus?

5/17/2012 // By Kristy Jones

  On Friday, May 18, 2012 join National Wildlife Federation in recognizing Endangered Species Day, a day to learn about the imperiled birds, fish and plants in your area and also share the importance of wildlife conservation with friends and family.  […] Read more >

Brown Pelican by Kelle Herrick

Back from the Brink: A Photo Gallery of Birds Helped by the Endangered Species Act

5/16/2012 // By Laura Tangley

This Friday, May 18, 2012, the nation celebrates Endangered Species Day. To mark the event, we’re sharing photos of five North American bird species that represent endangered species success stories. To ensure that these birds continue to recover–and to provide […] Read more >