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Turtle Toll Tops a Thousand as Oil Disaster Impacts Multiply

8/9/2010 // By Miles Grant

Since the Gulf oil gusher was capped, wildlife impacts have actually gotten significantly worse. That seems counter-intuitive. But it’s exactly what wildlife officials are finding along the Gulf Coast: [W]ildlife officials are rounding up more oiled birds than ever as …

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 …

NWF Staffers Spot Turtle Struggling in Oil Slick

5/4/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation took another boat trip today, gauging the impacts of the oil spill on Gulf Coast wildlife. This time, NWF’s Larry Schweiger and Karla Raettig spotted a turtle struggling in the oil slick: We alerted local wildlife …

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 …

Amorous Turtles Disrupt Flight Schedules At JFK

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

After the flap about bird strikes that caused an emergency landing in the Hudson, a lower and slower species was causing problems near Jamaica Bay. “Birds we’ve heard about.  But turtles?  It sounds too strange to be true, but 78 of the shelled …

Goats Enlisted to Protect Endangered Turtles

7/28/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

That’s right — goats!  When mowing practices were found dangerously harmful to bog turtles in Maryland, a different (more ancient) mowing technique was employed. The Baltimore Sun reports: “The State Highway Administration has come up with a creative solution to …

Minute and Half Film: Baby Sea Turtles Released in Mexico

7/11/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Here’s something that will help you smile. A Malibu (CA) based turtle rescue organization has instituted World Turtle Day — (It was May 23, 2009). American Tortoise Rescue, has found homes for more than 3,000 turtles and tortoises since its …

Dave Mizejewski to Talk Bullfrogs, Bats and Backyard Campout on Tuesday’s Today Show

6/22/2009 // By Kristin Johnson

UPDATE 6/23: Watch David’s appearance here! NWF naturalist David Mizejewski will be making a live appearance on the Today Show tomorrow morning (June 23rd) to promote the Great American Backyard Campout, happening in backyards across the country this weekend, June …

Valentine’s Day: Weird Wildlife Mating Rituals

2/13/2009 // By David Mizejewski

While they might not be giving roses and writing love poems, wildlife have some pretty fascinating–and sometimes downright bizarre–courtship and mating rituals of their own.You won’t find singles bars or online dating sites for our furry and feathered friends but …

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