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A tender moment during the elk rut at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Happy Valentine’s Day: My Best Photos and Videos of Wildlife L’Amour

2/13/2012 // By Beth Pratt

Love is in the air…and not just for people. Wildlife have their own rituals of l’amour, although they usually don’t involve boxes of chocolates or bouquets of flowers. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, here are some of my favorite photos and […] Read more >

Shane Rucker: Wisconsin Natural Resources

Mid-Week Refresh: Otters Chasing a Butterfly

1/19/2012 // By NWF

Really, the title of this post says it all. We’ve gone otter-ly crazy lately at NWF, but who can blame us? If you need some more animal cuteness this week, meet Winkelhimer, the painting squirrel. Or watch this crow snowboarding. […] Read more >

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Mid-Week Refresh: This Will Have You Running to the Zoo

1/4/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

When I was younger I loved going to the zoo. I would pretend that I had a close friendship with all of the animals; just like Mowgli and Baloo. Although the kids today are much more acquainted with Dora and […] Read more >

Florida Panther

Proposed Riders an Assault to Wildlife

12/12/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

With the holidays right around the corner, House Republican leaders are scrambling to fulfill the last-minute wish lists of their good friends, big polluters. Knowing that Congress must pass the federal spending bills before year’s end in order to continue […] Read more >

Otter in Yellowstone National Park

Weakening the Clean Water Act Would Be Otter Nonsense

6/22/2011 // By Anne Bolen

River otters may now be at risk from recent Supreme Court decisions. Act now to restore the Clean Water Act. Read more >

California Sea Otter

California Sea Otter Population Declining

3/7/2011 // By Miles Grant

Scientists say California sea otter numbers are falling for new reasons that aren’t fully understood. Read more >

How Cap & Trade Would Help Wildlife (Or: Cap Pollution, Trade Otters!)

7/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

Over at The New Republic’s The Vine, Brad Plumer discusses how sea otters make the case for capping carbon pollution & allowing trading of pollution permits: Let’s say Congress enacted a cap-and-trade system and pollution permits were selling for about […] Read more >

When Words Become Endangered: Oxford Junior Dictionary Removes Nature Words

10/1/2009 // By Anne Cissel

Noted Washington naturalist Robert Pyle once asked, “What is the extinction of a condor to a child who has never seen a wren?” In other words, if children can’t recognize the common wildlife in their neighborhoods, why would they care […] Read more >

50+ Nature Words Taken Out Of Dictionary

3/5/2009 // By Anne Cissel

Picture this: A father and son are walking home from school. The boy bends down to blow on a dandelion. A classic image of childhood, wouldn’t you say? Once home, the father reaches for a children’s dictionary — the one […] Read more >

Humans and their Animal Phobias

2/19/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Phobias are no joke. But they can be interesting. I tend to be an abnormal case simply because I like (and in some cases love) the animals that cause most phobias. So when I see a long list of strange […] Read more >