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Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore

10/16/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

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 mammal: walruses. Right now, melting ice caused by climate change is […] Read more >

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Wildlife with Marvelous Mustaches – Movember Edition

11/26/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

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 take a few minutes and read about some of these […] Read more >

Report Card Reveals 7 Alarming Trends in the Arctic Ecosystem for 2011

12/1/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

For years, climate scientists have been saying that the Arctic will be the “canary in the coal mine,” the place on Earth that will first witness significant climate changes. An alarming new report from NOAA makes it painfully clear that […] 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 >

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

Will Global Warming Doom the Pacific Walrus?

10/14/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

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 story of a young Pacific walrus’s Arctic travels with his […] Read more >

Warming Walruses: Watch NWF’s Climate Capsule

9/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

From DC to Alaska, what impact is global warming having on America right now? What’s the National Wildlife Federation doing to help promote green job training? And as Dirty the Global Warming Denying Sock Puppet attacks California’s climate law, will […] Read more >

Walruses Hauling Out to Alaska Shoreline

9/14/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Thousands of walruses, many of them mothers and calves, have left the shrinking and thinning Chukchi Sea ice for the Alaska shoreline. The packed beaches can lead to tramplings and deaths for the walruses. Read more >

Walruses Forced Ashore By Melting Ice: What’s the Impact?

9/14/2010 // By Miles Grant

Today’s proof of global warming’s continuing impact on people & wildlife: Tens of thousands of walruses have come ashore in northwest Alaska because the sea ice they normally rest on has melted. U.S. government scientists say this massive move to […] Read more >