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sea otters

We Almost Lost the Southern Sea Otter—Will We Act in Time for Other Wildlife at Risk?

A sea otter cub sleeps in the embrace of its mother. The rocking waves in the kelp bed and the mother’s constant grooming are soothing. Above them on California’s coastal …

Eastern spotted skunk

The Mystery of the Spotted Skunk

The species of skunk that literally stands on its front paws when threatened is quickly vanishing from its historic range across our central, eastern, and southern states. Known to be …

Rufous hummingbird

Four Ways to Help our Hummingbirds Fly Home

On tiny whirring wings, hummingbirds may fly thousands of miles north to nest, crossing open waters or high mountains.  Right now, you can make a difference for our smallest birds …

'i'iwi

Will This Rare Hawaiian Forest Bird Go Extinct?

Read wildlife photographer Jim Denny’s story of the declining Hawaiian i`iwi and the lobelia flower that depend upon one another. Then, please join with the National Wildlife Federation and partners …

Jefferson salamander

Why Salamanders Love Vernal Pools

Reversing America’s Wildlife Crisis: Securing the Future of Our Fish…

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Blanding's turtle

Turn the Tide for Turtles: Help Them Live to a Very Old Age

With their low metabolism and predator-proof hard shells, our native freshwater turtles are well equipped to live a long life.*  But traffic on roads slicing through habitats along with the …

regal fritillary butterfly

A Safety Net for Butterflies

It’s Learn About Butterflies Day!  When that first butterfly of spring flutters by, our hearts skip a beat. Sadly, almost a fifth (17 percent) of the roughly 800 species gracing …

southern flying squirrel

Flying Squirrels Need You to Be a Hero for Wildlife

The mighty little squirrel of the night faces tough challenges in some states where it’s losing forest habitat. Northern flying squirrels can’t live in just any kind of woods. They …

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