endangered species

Yakima River

Engaging with local communities has big salmon and water conservation payoffs

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

Sea Otter

Sea Otters: More than Just a Cute Face

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 …

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

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 …

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

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. …

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

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 …

Goliath grouper, Key Largo, Florida

Photo of the Day: Under the Sea

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 …

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In Defense of Wildflowers

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 …

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

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 …

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

Photo of the Day: The Road to Recovery

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 …

Florida Panther

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

  |   May 18, 2012

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. …

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