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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

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 …

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Photo of the Day: Squadron of Pelicans

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 …

Dolphin Jumping in the Waves

Wildlife Victory! Congress Says BP Fines Must Help Restore Gulf

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. …

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NWF Brings Wildlife To Conan

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 …

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

Not Just Cleaning Pelicans: Support Volunteers Needed in Gulf

If Birds Could Talk

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

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 …

Behind the Scenes of Oiled Bird Rehab (Video)

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 …

NWF Scientist Visits Nesting Grounds Hit Hard By BP Oil Spill

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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