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Rufous hummingbird by Ronald T. Sells

Weekly News Roundup: Catering to Birds during the Winter Months and More

12/5/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Throughout winter, many bird lovers put away their birdbaths and fountains assuming they won’t be needed again until the spring. What many don’t realize though, is that water is just as important in the cold months as it is during …

Scarlet Tanager. Photo credit:

Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference

12/3/2014 // By David Burns

Over the next two weeks, National Wildlife Federation staff will be blogging from the annual international climate negotiations (COP20 – or 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), which opened Monday in Lima, Peru.  In …


Flora of Wax Lake: Louisiana’s Best-Kept Secret to Coastal Restoration

12/2/2014 // By Maggie Yancey

Read the original post at Delta Dispatch. The Wax Lake Delta, a lush secluded enclave of natural beauty located in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin, is a hunter’s paradise among many wonders most people wouldn’t expect. The delta is known for …

Soybean plantation: Photo: Tiago Fioreze

The Amazon Soy Moratorium is safe!

11/25/2014 // By Simon Hall

  Despite repeated attacks, the Soy Moratorium in the Brazilian Amazon is safe—at least for a while. This is a huge win, not only for tropical forest conservation, but also for wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Earlier this year, the Brazilian soy …

The Roan Plateau provides important habitat for mule deer and several other species. Photo by John Gale

NWF Helps Score Win for Colorado Wildlife Haven

11/24/2014 // By Judith Kohler

As drilling geared up in the Rockies in the early 2000s, a rallying cry among people worried about the natural gas boom’s effects in Colorado was “Save the Roan!” The “Roan” is the Roan Plateau, a massive, hulking presence in …

Photo credit: Bruce Stein

Sydney World Parks Congress: Charting the Future of Nature

11/21/2014 // By Bruce Stein

Over the past week more than 5,000 conservationists from around the world gathered here in Sydney, Australia to participate in the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress. This once-a-decade gathering is an opportunity to take stock of how we are doing …

Students check out the Insect Hotel. Photo credit: Christy Boussard

Eco-Schools USA Goes to College

11/19/2014 // By Jennifer Murck

  Northwest Montessori is a private school in Seattle, Washington educating students Pre-K thru middle school. The school aims to build an environment that will help every student explore, communicate, work and perfect skills to their highest potential. Today we’d …

Grizzly bear on the Battle River in Alaska

Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Clean Water and more!

11/14/2014 // By Linda Argueta

For years, it has been unclear which streams and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. This April, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a proposal that would clarify which streams and wetlands …

Photo by Robin Poole.

Wild Bison Find Their Way Home to Tribal Lands

11/13/2014 // By Garrit Voggesser

In the summer of 1999, I spent several weeks, while interning with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), in Yellowstone National Park manning a booth to speak with visitors about the importance of protecting bison. The visitors came from all walks …

Weekly News Roundup: Photo Contest Winners Revealed and More!

11/7/2014 // By Linda Argueta

After an incredible 29,000 entries and countless votes from wildlife enthusiasts across the country, the winners of the 2014 National Wildlife Photo Contest have been released! Our contest winners will be featured in an upcoming issue of National Wildlife magazine! …