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Emaciated pelicans began dying in the lagoon starting in February. Andrea Westmoreland/Flickr.

Troubled Waters – Mysterious Wildlife Deaths in Indian River Lagoon

7/18/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

It sounds like a scene straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel – mysterious marine mammal and bird deaths haunting a once pristine South Florida lagoon. A historically vibrant estuary now lined with the carcasses of outwardly healthy manatees and […] Read more >

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Photo of the Day: Squadron of Pelicans

10/15/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

A large group (“squadron”) of American white pelicans and a few brown pelicans at sunrise Photo by Flickr member erangissis See more of erangissis’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos […] Read more >

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Wildlife Victory! Congress Says BP Fines Must Help Restore Gulf

6/29/2012 // By NWF

Thanks to the persistent voices of hundreds of thousands of wildlife advocates, Congress passed a Transportation Package that includes the potential for the largest investment in wildlife conservation in U.S. history and two very important wins for wildlife against Big […] Read more >

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NWF Brings Wildlife To Conan

6/5/2012 // By David Mizejewski

Last night was my latest appearance on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show on TBS.  As National Wildlife Federation naturalist, I bring wild animals on shows like Conan’s to help inspire people to join NWF and our mission to protect […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

7/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, has returned to the Gulf Coast. It’s his third trip since the BP oil disaster began more than three months ago. Doug is quoted in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story […] Read more >

Not Just Cleaning Pelicans: Support Volunteers Needed in Gulf

6/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

The Washington Post reports today there’s a huge need for volunteers in support roles in the BP oil disaster — but many of those roles are going unfilled: “We struggle to get volunteers,” said Steve Lenahan, associate director of community […] Read more >

If Birds Could Talk

6/25/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

Jaime Matyas is NWF’s Executive’s Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. She is in Louisiana this week with NWF’s on the ground team touring areas devastated by the oil spill. Here is the second report from her trip out on […] Read more >

Be Part of the Story – Join CNN Telethon Tonight 8 pm Eastern

6/21/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

Wildlife have no voice unless we speak up for them.  Join tonight at 8 pm Eastern on CNN’s Larry King Live telethon to help the wildlife, people and communities impacted by the BP oil disaster.  While BP is responsible for […] Read more >

Behind the Scenes of Oiled Bird Rehab (Video)

6/17/2010 // By Miles Grant

Since the BP oil disaster began nearly two months ago, National Wildlife Federation staffers have spent hundreds of hours on the water off Louisiana, watching for impacted wildlife & helping bring their stories to light. We’re also working to organize […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Visits Nesting Grounds Hit Hard By BP Oil Spill

5/26/2010 // By Miles Grant

Doug described seeing a brown pelican with its wings dirtied by heavy brown oil. The bird was preening in an attempt to clean itself off.
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