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Invasive Species Removal Inspires Action

11/10/2011 // By Rachel Neuenfeldt

Last Saturday, I spent the afternoon waist deep in thorn thickets sawing down growths of the invasive autumn olive shrubs. Manual labor was not in my plans when I signed up to attend a field trip for my conservation biology […] Read more >

Gardens certified by National Wildlife Federation as wildlife habitat

New Research Shows Certified Wildlife Habitats Help Animals Thrive

11/2/2011 // By NWF

Steffenie Widows is a native of Orlando, Florida, where she received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Rollins College. A few years ago, she moved to Madison,Wisconsin, to pursue a Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development at the […] Read more >

Perdido Key Beach Mouse

Dune Restoration to Help Shorebirds and Perdido Key Beach Mouse

3/11/2011 // By Kristin Johnson

National Wildlife Federation’s Eliza Russell just emailed from Florida’s Perdido Key, where tomorrow, she and a group of volunteers will be preparing the dunes for nesting season. This event is part of our Gulf Coast volunteer restoration effort to help […] Read more >

Photo taken by volunteer Walter Pickel

Springing Into Action! NWF Volunteers Take on Bald Point State Park

3/11/2011 // By Jenna Peters

A dreary forecast of 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms did not scare away National Wildlife Federation’s committed volunteers this past weekend! As the clouds rolled in Saturday morning so did 20 volunteers eager to begin planting and seeding at […] Read more >

Video: Helping to Save the Great Bear Rainforest

2/11/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Check out this video: I am explaining to residence of Vancouver, British Columbia, that Enbridge has made promise that they are not going to keep. Read more about how Enbridge is starting to back pedal on their legal liability around […] Read more >

Pipeline Threatens First Nations in British Columbia

1/26/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Helping our neighbors in the ‘Great White North’ keep tar sands pipelines from destroying another wilderness. Tribal First Nations across British Columbia are being asked to give up their land, risk the health of their rivers and food, and jeopardize […] Read more >

Staghorn coral (center) on healthy patch reef

A Non-Hotspot Approach to Choosing Where to Help Wildlife

1/7/2011 // By John Kostyack

Maybe looking to your constituents on what resources they value most, rather than identifying biodiversity hotspots, is the way to choose conservation priorities. Read more >

National Wildlife Refuge Week: October 11

10/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt officially started the National Wildlife Refuge System when he protected Pelican Island Refuge in Florida. Some years later, In 1934, and after the ad hoc addition of more refuges along with the passage of the Migratory Bird […] Read more >

Progress on Protecting Polar Bears

10/6/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Some good news for polar bears today. The Interior Department has sent a proposed habitat rule to the White House for review, bringing the threatened polar bear one step closer to having its melting habitat protected. The chief threat to […] Read more >

Leatherback Sea Turtles Want Beaches Too

8/6/2009 // By Julia Marden

Last year, with the National Wildlife Federation’s support, a federal nature reserve was established in the Northeast Ecological Corridor (NEC) of Puerto Rico. The NEC Nature Reserve exists to protect the nesting habitats for the endangered leatherback turtle as well […] Read more >