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Sea Turtles and Satellites

8/11/2010 // By David Mizejewski

I recently attended a very special event held by the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC).  National Wildlife Federation has partnered with STC to support their work protecting sea turtles from the BP oil spill disaster.  Specifically, STC is involved in the […] 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 >

Sea Turtles Dying in BP “Burn Boxes” – First-Hand Account from Boat Captain

6/23/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

On June 17, the Los Angeles Times reported in “Death by fire in the gulf” that an effort to burn oil from the surface of the Gulf is also torching all kinds of sea life. Catherine Craig of the Sea […] 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 >

Growing Evidence of Oil Spill’s Impacts on Dolphins, Sea Turtles

6/2/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation, has compiled startling numbers on dolphin & sea turtle strandings so far. Here’s what he found: The 244 endangered & threatened sea turtle strandings in the spill area is 6 […] Read more >

Testimony Before Congress: Why the BP Oil Disaster is a Crime Scene

5/25/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week on why the BP oil disaster is a crime scene.  By some scientific estimates the spill is already […] Read more >

Young Turtle Turned Red By BP Oil Spill

5/6/2010 // By Miles Grant

I hitched a ride out of the Mississippi River Delta town of Venice, LA yesterday with a local fishing boat captain concerned about the BP Oil Spill’s impact on wildlife. We found a ribbon of oil turned a rusty red […] Read more >

5/5/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry Schweiger I went out on the water with a CNN crew off the coast of Louisiana.  The oil seemed to go on forever. We saw a sea turtle struggling in the red, muddy slick. Read more >

NWF Moves to Protect Florida’s Sea Turtles

10/1/2009 // By Miles Grant

Stephen Colbert isn’t the only one who can put people on notice. Today the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that we’ll be taking them to court. Why? FEMA has failed to […] Read more >

Leatherback Sea Turtles Want Beaches Too

8/6/2009 // By Julia Marden

Last year, with the National Wildlife Federation’s support, a federal nature reserve was established in the Northeast Ecological Corridor (NEC) of Puerto Rico. The NEC Nature Reserve exists to protect the nesting habitats for the endangered leatherback turtle as well […] Read more >