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River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

NWF Hosts 2015 Wildlife Conservation Briefing with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

1/28/2015 // By Samantha Lockhart

On January 3, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in – and with it came an incredible opportunity to make 2015 a year of conservation victories for wildlife. That’s why we got together last night by phone with over 150 …

New Mexicans worked for years to see the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks named a national monument. Image: Patrick J. Alexander

National monuments matter to Americans — Preserve the Antiquities Act

1/27/2015 // By Judith Kohler

Top-down or grassroots — it’s all a matter of perspective. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho has introduced a bill, S. 228, to block presidents from establishing national monuments. In a news release, Crapo criticized “top-down national monument designations” as potentially harmful to …

A bison surveys the herd from a ridge in Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.

Weekly News Roundup: 2015 is the Year for Wildlife and more

1/23/2015 // By Linda Argueta

In the 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama issued his strongest call for climate action yet. Openly supporting top climate scientists, the President reiterated his commitment to combat climate change. This is a pivotal moment for wildlife! With …


New study, co-authored by NWF, shows Amazon Soy Moratorium saves more rainforest

1/22/2015 // By Simon Hall

  A new study, titled Brazil’s Soy Moratorium, published in the journal Science shows that the Soy Moratorium has dramatically reduced the amount of deforestation linked to soy production in the Brazilian Amazon, protecting valuable rainforest and the wildlife that live …

Herding bison bound for release at Fort Peck, MT

Crane Trust Welcomes Bison Home

1/22/2015 // By Garrit Voggesser

On a non-descript Saturday, January 17th 2015, just before sunset, trucks hauling trailers pulled into a field near Alda, Nebraska. A place of solitude, with Nebraska’s last remaining tall and mixed-grass prairie along the North Platte River, the quiet of …

Feeding Cardnials Photo Credit: Linda Yvonne Flickr Creative Commons

Love is in the Air: Courtship Behavior in Backyard Birds

1/21/2015 // By Kaitlin Parker

February is the month of love, and not just for those who celebrate with a Valentine’s Day card and a box of chocolates.  As spring approaches you may be observing some interesting behaviors exhibited by your backyard birds. Why do …

Weekly News Roundup: Standing Strong against Keystone and more

1/16/2015 // By Linda Argueta

The battle against Keystone XL has been a tough one. Congressional leaders are more persistent than ever in the approval of this dreadful pipeline. Don’t let the bad guys win! Urge our President to reject the pipeline! For those of …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Don Getty.

Weekly News Roundup: Bald Eagle Watch Month is here!

1/9/2015 // By Linda Argueta

January is Bald Eagle Watch Month! Throughout the month of January, tons of wildlife lovers step outside to admire the beauty of our national bird. Looking for the best places to view them this winter? Take a look at our …

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For the Frogs: Salmon habitat restoration as a boon to threatened frog populations

1/5/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

A note from NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt: California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, with plans of doing more sites across California. I recently …

Reindeer by Charles Bell.

10 Festive Facts About Reindeer

12/23/2014 // By Anne Goddard

You know Dasher and Prancer and Donner and Blitzen… But do you recall these festive facts about reindeer? 1. Reindeer or caribou? In Europe and Asia, they’re known as reindeer. In North America, the name caribou refers to the wild …