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Adult female Rusty Blackbird

The Rusty Blackbird: 9 Things You Need to Know to Help Them

3/6/2014 // By Guest Author

1. The Rusty Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining migratory birds. Once abundant, populations have declined an estimated 85-95% in the past 40 years.  2. Scientists aren’t sure why the bird is in chronic decline. Although several […] Read more >

Great News for Conservation: More Hunters and Anglers in America!

8/17/2012 // By Land Tawney

Great news for Conservation!  The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) just released their preliminary hunting and fishing numbers, showing that over the past 5 years there are 9% more hunters and 11% more anglers throughout the nation. These increases are proof […] Read more >

Florida Fairy Shrimp, NOAA

Going, Going, Gone? Two Florida Species May Be Extinct

10/7/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The south Florida rainbow snake and Florida fairy shrimp may have names that sound magical, but the magic may have run out for both of them. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, both species are probably extinct. These […] Read more >

One Year Later, Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill - Ceresco Dam

Realities of a Tar Sands Oil Spill, One Year Later

7/21/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Around this time last year, I made an emergency trip home to Battle Creek, Mich., after hearing reports of a major oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. The oil disaster gushed nearly 1 million gallons of tar sands oil into […] Read more >

Pacific Fisher: WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Settlement Will Increase Protections for Imperiled Wildlife

5/10/2011 // By John Kostyack

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced that it has resolved a host of lawsuits concerning deadlines it missed to protect wildlife under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). As someone working to defend and strengthen our nation’s premier […] Read more >

whooping crane

Play Outside at Patuxent

4/13/2011 // By Amanda Stone

The sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and the birds are singing their come-hither spring fever tunes, even the endangered ones. It’s just another day at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Research Refuge. In honor of 75 years of […] Read more >

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Pacific Walruses Deserve Federal Protection, Stuck In Endangered Species Limbo

2/11/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Extinction doesn’t wait, but the Pacific walrus will have to wait to receive federal protection. In a disappointing turn of events, this animal will not be joining its Arctic neighbor, the polar bear, on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and […] Read more >

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

12/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering and even inspiring. 1. The Great Gulf Turtle Rescue In April we saw the beginning of the BP […] Read more >

pronghorn, corridor, migration

Know Your NWF: The Corridor Connection

12/2/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

When 19th-century American conservationists first set out to protect wild places, they created parks, national forests and various types of wildlife sanctuaries in relatively small patches. Despite their best intentions, few wildlife advocates had the foresight to see that these […] Read more >

Wildlife Could Be The New ‘Homeless, Tempest-Tossed’ As Climate Change Shifts Habitats

11/1/2010 // By Max Greenberg

According to an article in the online edition of last week’s Science News, climate-change-induced species disruption and environmental displacement is causing major headaches for officials who monitor the movements of non-native invasive wildlife. That in addition to the headaches facing the species themselves. Read more >