Reindeer by Charles Bell.

10 Festive Facts About Reindeer

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. …

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A Cougar for Christmas: Mountain Lion Strolls Through a California Backyard

Yesterday morning, Sherry Kempster went outside after she heard some crows squawking in her backyard, assuming a hawk or other small animal had excited them. Instead, she discovered a mountain …


Winter White Wildlife

Walking in a winter wonderland would be easy for these white animals. Due to certain recessive traits, these unique North American species will blend in beautifully with the winter landscape. …


12 Wins for Wildlife in 2014 That YOU Made Possible

Sometimes it’s hard to see how one small act can make a difference in this world. How can signing a petition or casting a vote or making a donation save …

The rare swamp rabbit is found in the New Madrid Floodway. Its dense fur makes it possible for the rabbit to regularly take to water to escape predators or reach new habitat. (Missouri Department of Conservation)

5 Reasons EPA Should Veto the New Madrid Levee

The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to levee off a critical flood relief valve on the Mississippi River in the bootheel of Missouri—at a cost to taxpayers of $165 …

Peru welcome sign near main entrance to the 2014 UNFCCC COP 20 CMP 10 in Lima Peru.
Photo Credit: Simon Hall/ NWF

Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference – Part 2

Click here to read the previous Wildlife Promise blog (by David Burns) about NWF’s work at the International Climate Change Conference.                 What …

An oiled heron was among the wildlife victims of Enbridge's massive 2010 tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River.  Image from howtobearesponsiblesteward.blogspot.com

New Report: Tar Sands Oil Too Risky for the Great Lakes Region

A report issued by National Wildlife Federation, Minnesota Conservation Federation, and Prairie Rivers Network shows that industry plans to expand tar sands transport through the Great Lakes region pose too …

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A big week in #SaveLACougars news: P22 recovers from mange and David Crosby helps with research

Have you ever seen a mountain lion cough up a hairball? Neither had I. But new photos just released by the National Park Service show P22, the celebrity lion of …

Supporters of making Colorado's Brown Canyon a national monument hope that President Obama will approve a designation. Photo courtesy of Friends of Browns Canyon.

Monumental Push Made to Protect Colorado’s Browns Canyon

Coloradans and people from across the country who flock to Browns Canyon for its renowned whitewater rafting are hoping the area 140 miles southwest of Denver will soon become the …

An American robin visits a heated birdbath during a snowstorm in Smithtown, New York.  Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Elaine Davis.

Don’t Forget Water for Birds in the Winter!

Throughout the hot summer months, backyard birders like me faithfully supply all the fresh water our feathered friends need for drinking, bathing or simply cooling off. By this time of …

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