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Black-bellied whistling ducks in a marsh near Delray Beach, FL

Photo of the Day: Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

4/4/2012 // By Rachel Stemen

What Did You See Today? Report your wildlife and plant observations with Wildlife Watch and check out species that others are seeing around the country! This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo […] Read more >

White Egret in the Waters of the Bay-Delta

Undermining the Endangered Species Act in the Bay-Delta Estuary

2/28/2012 // By Rachel Pietron

The House of Representatives is poised to vote on H.R. 1873, the “San Joaquin Water Reliability Act”. Touted as a bill that will ease access to water for Californians, the legislation’s real purpose is redistributing the water in a way […] Read more >

Cherry blossoms in the Washington, DC area captured on February 4, 2012 (Kelly Senser)

Wildlife Finding the Warm Winter Rather Bewildering

2/6/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

  Punxsutawney Phil might think we have 6 more weeks of winter, but the geese, daffodils, and mosquitoes have a different idea. Across the continental United States, people are noticing that it’s been unseasonably warm this winter. My colleague Tony Iallonardo […] Read more >

Come Heller or Clean Water: Dirty Water Rider Tries to Drown the Clean Water Act

11/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

There’s another nasty assault on America’s wetlands, waters and wildlife. The Dirty Water Rider, designed to handcuff the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, is creeping its way through the Senate. This misguided amendment, introduced  by Senators […] Read more >

USFWS: 1st place winner of a single wood duck. By Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minnesota.

Running A-Fowl of Conservation: 2012 Duck Stamp Highlights Need to Protect Wetlands

10/31/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Every duck hunter and bird watcher in America will be able to spot more waterfowl in their local post offices and sporting goods stores. The upcoming 2012 Duck Stamp will feature a wood duck in all of its colorful, iridescent […] Read more >

National Wildlife Refuge Week: October 11

10/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt officially started the National Wildlife Refuge System when he protected Pelican Island Refuge in Florida. Some years later, In 1934, and after the ad hoc addition of more refuges along with the passage of the Migratory Bird […] Read more >

Migration Begins!

8/24/2009 // By David Mizejewski

August is waning and school is about to start.  Even though it’s technically still summer for another whole month, fall migration is already beginning for some species. The change of seasons is an important influence on animal behavior. Whether it’s the […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Details Climate Change’s Threats to Chesapeake Bay

4/23/2008 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley testified before the Virginia Commission on Climate Change yesterday, detailing the effects of warming temperatures and rising sea levels on fish and wildlife. Virginia’s trout and duck populations are particularly at risk. And […] Read more >

Wetlands and Drinking Water: A Natural Connection

7/24/2006 // By Larry Schweiger

When we turn on the kitchen spigot to get a drink of water, we expect to find crystal-clear, cold, pure water. A recent decision by the Supreme Court could change that. Water flows downhill. From the law of physics follows […] Read more >

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