urban wildlife


Wendy Williams Celebrates Urban Wildlife Week

Kicking off on October 16th, Urban Wildlife Week was created to put a spotlight on issues facing wildlife that share our cities and towns, and to raise awareness for the importance of …


How Much Do You Know About Wildlife Crossings?

Most people use roads on a daily basis. Yet sadly, vehicles kill millions of birds, reptiles and mammals each year. Luckily, in more and more municipalities, new crossings – overpasses, underpasses and even …


New NWF Book Features Wildlife Success Stories

My new book, When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it Out In California, a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and Heyday Books, tells these remarkable tales …

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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of …


Meet the Foxes of Silicon Valley

Black bear by Casey Brown via Flickr Creative Commons.

NWF Naturalist Offers Bear Encounter Tips


Urban Wildlife: Ranger Rick and P22 Kayak the LA River

Fox Den

How to Live Responsibly Alongside Our Wild Neighbors

Urban ecosystems are increasingly becoming critical habitats for wildlife. It’s time we embrace it, roll out the welcome mat and find ways to live responsibly alongside our wild neighbors. This list is …

Green Roof in Chicago, IL Photo: Charlie Vinz

NWF Report: Green Works for Climate Resilience

Cities are on the frontlines of climate change impacts, such as sea-level rise and coastal flooding, drought, and extreme weather. Along the United States coasts, communities are lining their shorelines …

Raccoon kits by Barbara Fleming

How to Keep Wild Raccoons Wild

Whether you live in the country, the city or the suburbs, if you’re frequently out and about after sunset, you’ve likely encountered a raccoon or two in your yard or …

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