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The Scoop on Wildlife Poo Stories of 2015

6/24/2015 // By Dani Tinker

I’ve noticed a surprising number of wildlife-related poop science and news for the last several months. From slightly silly to impressive scientific discoveries, it seems we’re brimming with stories of natural waste (and its benefits) these days. My fascination has …

Mallard hatchlings by Cindy Bryant.

A Look Back at Our Most Popular Photos of 2014

12/31/2014 // By Dani Tinker

There’s no question that photography is essential to protecting wildlife, and conservation in general. A photo can inspire action or transform information into a visual experience. We’re absolutely thrilled when our social communities enjoy a photo enough to pass it along to …

Outdoor Afro

Rue Mapp Receives Award for Communications

3/11/2014 // By Eva Roben

National Wildlife Federation is proud to present this year’s National Conservation Achievement Award for Communications to Rue Mapp, founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, an organization that uses social media to reinvent African American connections to nature. The success of …

Zen Grizzly Bear fishing for Salmon in Alaska by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Cesar Aristeiguieta

Our Most Popular Facebook Photos of 2013

12/26/2013 // By Dani Tinker

It’s no secret that photos are a critical part of communicating the beauty and importance of nature, and this pertains to National Wildlife Federation’s Facebook page as well. Within seconds, a photo can catch someone’s attention and evoke strong emotions. …

Help Wildlife, Become Quasi-Famous…?

8/27/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Fans of wildlife and irreverent humor rejoice: one of the greatest fictional comedy writers in the business–or at least the real life actor who portrays him–is helping the National Wildlife Federation clean up in the wake of the BP oil …

6 Ways to Use Technology to Help Wildlife Impacted by the Gulf Oil Spill

5/11/2010 // By Danielle Brigida

The National Wildlife Federation is working hard to help wildlife impacted by the BP Oil Spill–recruiting volunteers, coordinating restoration efforts, educating the public, and advocating for clean energy policies. We need your help!   We are looking for dedicated online …

@NWF Twitter Feed Wins Reader’s Choice Award!

4/26/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

TreeHugger recently announced the winners of its annual Best of Green Awards. Thanks to all of our amazing fans, National Wildlife Federation (@NWF) won the Reader’s Choice award for Best Nature Twitter Feed. With nearly 25,000 followers, National Wildlife Federation’s …

Reduce, Reuse, ReTweet

4/13/2010 // By NWF

New courses and campaigns that take place online, specifically in social media, are changing the way students and staff talk about sustainability.

Boy swinging

Finding Time For A Green Hour

1/27/2010 // By Anne Cissel

Life is full of ironies. In 2007, the National Wildlife Federation launched the Green Hour program, giving parents the tools to make the outdoors part of their children’s daily life. How?  Using the Internet—considered by many the enemy to outdoor experience. …

Save Ice Cream! #HelpHoneyBees

11/5/2009 // By Kristin Johnson

Häagen-Dazs knows the importance of honeybees to ice cream. Pollination is “essential for ingredients in nearly 50 percent of our all-natural superpremium flavors,” according to their website, In an effort to raise awareness for the decline in honeybee populations …