invasive species

Momentous Battle to Save the Great Lakes is On

A momentous battle to save the Great Lakes from one of the worst invasive species imaginable is being waged in an artificial canal south of Chicago. Watch Andy Buchsbaum, director …

Our Chance to Shut the Door on Aquatic Invasive Species

Ocean freighters that discharge ballast water from ports around the globe into the Great Lakes have infected America’s freshwater seas with a plague of foreign species. Invasive species introduced into …

Invasive Species Like Starlings Cost U.S. Billions – Fox News Interview

Starlings and other invasive exotic species can be more than just an annoyance.  They out-compete native wildlife, cause significant agricultural damage, threaten public safety and ultimately have an enormous economic …

The Everglades’ New Python Problem: What Are The Facts?

In just the past five years, the Florida Everglades have become full of thousands of pythons. This development, in concert with the recent death of a small child by an escaped …

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the …

Help Protect Wildlife Threatened by Alien Invasion

For centuries, America’s wildlife and wild places have been under threat from the ongoing introduction of non-native plant and animal species into our country’s ecosystems. As one example, back in …

Leap Year Frog Blog! Frog Facts, Martha Stewart and More

NWF naturalist Dave Mizejewski made a special “Leap Day” appearance on The Martha Stewart Show this morning, bringing along a few camera-hoppy amphibians, including green frogs, American toads, a pickerel …

Moratorium on Ocean Going Ships in the Great Lakes

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today is calling for a moratorium of ocean-going ships in the Great Lakes until Congress stops the introduction of aquatic invasive species. “Our call …

Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming

The National Wildlife Federation has just released a comprehensive Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming. Below, I’ve linked to some of the highlights of the report as well as a few useful …

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