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Ten Remarkable California Wildlife Moments in 2015

As the California Director of the National Wildlife Federation, I have the best job in the world. While overseeing the organization’s conservation work in the Golden State, I continually witness …

Adult female Rusty Blackbird

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

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 …

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

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 …

Florida Fairy Shrimp, NOAA

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

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. …

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

Realities of a Tar Sands Oil Spill, One Year Later

Pacific Fisher: WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Settlement Will Increase Protections for Imperiled Wildlife

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Play Outside at Patuxent

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Pacific Walruses Deserve Federal Protection, Stuck In Endangered Species Limbo

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 …

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

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 …

pronghorn, corridor, migration

Know Your NWF: The Corridor Connection

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, …

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