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Orcas. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, NOAA

Ladies First: Wildlife Matriarchs

Humans are not the only species who designate leaders in their groups. Wildlife often have leaders within their groups for survival advantage. Some species have male leaders, while others follow …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Constance Parry.

Remembering Exxon Valdez

Twenty-five years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Eleven million gallons of oil contaminated over 11,000 square miles of ocean and …

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Will Coal Exports Hurt Salmon and Orcas in the Coming Years?

Chinook salmon are expected to return in record numbers this month up the Columbia River, a good sign of the effective conservation measures that government, businesses and organizations have taken since …

Brown bear catching salmon

Wins for Wildlife

Thank you for all the actions you’ve taken to help protect wildlife! Here are some victories from 2013 that wildlife advocates like you helped make possible. Breaking Through on Climate Change …

Orca Pod

The Dangers of Dirty Coal for Wildlife in the Pacific…

A pair of baby moose calves. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant . Gary Lackie.

What We’re Grateful for this Thanksgiving: You!

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A Crucial Few Days to Help Orca and Speak Out…

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

The Latest Dirty Coal Threat to Endangered Orcas

As another proposal for a massive coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest barrels through the review and approval process, officials are hearing a force of voices from across the …

An Orca breaches near Washington State's San Juan Islands (photo: TheGirlsNY/flickr.com)

Continuing the Fight to Save Orcas in the Pacific Northwest

Today, less than 90 orcas live in Puget Sound.  Known as Southern Resident Orcas, these cetaceans rely on salmon and other fish for their primary source of food.  The population …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the …

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