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Helping Grizzlies Return to Their Historical Home

There are fewer than 10 grizzly bears living in the North Cascades of Washington State – a wild, mostly intact mountain ecosystem where the bears once thrived.  Now, thanks to …

Photo by Curtis Carley/ USFWS

Long Road Ahead for Endangered Red Wolves

Facing an Uncertain Future While North Carolina’s Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge was the first release site with the reintroduction of four male-female pairs in 1987, the red wolf now …

Although they’re typically elusive creatures, bobcats like this young cub have been spotted along the refuge’s trails.

Losing a National Treasure

The Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a prime example of what the northern Everglades once looked like – an intricate mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass, sloughs, tree …

Yellowstone grizzlies have made a dramatic comeback. Now what? Photo by James Anderson, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Fight Over Yellowstone Grizzlies

A generation ago, Yellowstone grizzlies seemed on a path toward extinction, with the number of bears in and around the park estimated at fewer than 200 and declining. Today, with …

Sandhill cranes in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Kate Miyamoto, USFWS

Birthday Gift Ideas for the National Wildlife Refuge System!

Pronghorn are one of many species dependent on sagebrush lands. Photo: Judith Kohler

Westerners Speak Out for Sage-grouse, Sagebrush Steppe

Red wolf.  Photo by Curtis Carley, USFWS.

Landowners Needed to Save the Red Wolf

Monarch Butterfly

Six Ways to Save Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Over the last few decades, populations of these iconic orange and black butterflies have declined by over 90 percent. The National Wildlife Federation is teaming …

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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

As the Northeast prepares for Arctic-like weather  this week, the Obama administration took a big step toward permanent protection of the incredible Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Arctic Refuge is …

Burrowing owl by Sarah Chah at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge in California.

12 Photos of Animals That Remind Us to Appreciate National Wildlife Refuges

I try to remember my camera when I go explore a National Wildlife Refuge, because they never disappoint. There’s an extensive list of species that depend on these lands for survival, …

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