walruses

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Road to the Final Fur Begins

This year, to celebrate National Wildlife Week, NWF will be traveling the road to the Final Fur. We’ve got 32 native North American species facing off for glory in the …

Snowy owl. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Sue Ratcliffe

Wildlife Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Encompassing the North Pole and areas of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia, the Arctic ecosystem is a mix of glaciers, tundra, and sea ice — terrain that creates a unique habitat for …

hoto by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kerrie Best.

Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore

When we discuss sea ice here at NWF, we’re usually talking about polar bears. But this month, the annual loss of sea ice in the Arctic is affecting another marine …

Inca Tern

Wildlife with Marvelous Mustaches – Movember Edition

While Movember is a fun way to support a serious issue, we thought it was important to highlight some wildlife touting mustaches (or moustaches if you prefer) in style. So …

Report Card Reveals 7 Alarming Trends in the Arctic Ecosystem…

Walrus cows and yearlings on the ice pack

Somebody Stop Me Before I Spill Again!

Good luck finding one of these in the Gulf (photo: US Fish & Wildlife)

Shocker! Gulf drilling agency makes the “High Risk List”

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 …

Walruses are one of the Arctic animals that felt the heat in 2011. Photo credit: Peter Hemming

Will Global Warming Doom the Pacific Walrus?

I was a little boy when I checked a book called The Son of the Walrus King out of the local public library and fell so in love with its …

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