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The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

10/14/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of spectacular wildlife habitat and an abundance of diverse wildlife watching, from …

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COOL CROSSINGS: Vote for Your Favorite Wildlife Crossing

9/9/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

We have 3.9 million miles of public roads crisscrossing the country, with many running right through prime wildlife habitat. Sadly, millions of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians are killed by vehicles. Thankfully, in some places, wildlife experts are helping all …


Celebrating the Return of the Wolf to California

8/21/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

  When the wolf OR-7 crossed the state line in 2011, he became the first wolf to visit California in over 90 years. He represented hope for a future of California being able to welcome back a native species; this …

Dogs playing on the beach. Photo by Abby Barber

Meet Your Pets’ Wild Relatives

3/13/2015 // By Abby Barber

Ask me to describe my dog, Humphrey, in one word and I immediately think “Wild.”  Not just because he is a sweet-faced troublemaker, but because he reminds me of his wild ancestor, the gray wolf. Like most pets, my dog …

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Saving Red Wolves with Amazing Foster Den Families

6/27/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

After disappearing from the wild and being carefully reintroduced and conserved, only 90-100 endangered red wolves live in the wild in the entire world. They now make their homes in the forests and marshes of eastern North Carolina where an amazing …

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Wildlife Funding Diverted to Fight Wildfires

6/17/2014 // By Frank Sturges

Just last month, fire crews rescued a group of wolf pups from the almost 200,000 acre Funny River Fire in Alaska. Firefighters found the puppies in the blaze after hearing them yipping, and they are now being cared for at the Alaska Zoo. …


Red Wolves: an Endangered Species in Peril

3/24/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

Near the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the heart of the five county Albemarle Peninsula, there is a federal wildlife refuge called Alligator River. With more than 152,000 square acres, the wetland refuge is home to countless species, but …

Three mountain goat kids. Photo by Donna Dannen. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

Meet the Stars of the Newest Reality Series on TV—North America

5/24/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

Forget Usher and Shakira, the newest reality TV stars can be found on Animal Planet starting Tuesday, May 28, at 9 p.m. EDT. That’s when viewers will be introduced to the cast of NORTH AMERICA, a new series featuring some …

Yellowstone Wolf by Floyd H. Bond

Sharks and Wolves: Separated at Birth?

4/8/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Gray wolves and tiger sharks may seem like completely different animals, because—well—because they are. But aside from that, the two species are remarkably similar in how they function in their respective habitats, as revealed by studies of the interactions between …

Bald Eagles have come back from the brink of extinction, but the tar sands industry has visions of dollar bills clouding their patriotism. (Photo: Art Goldenberg)

New Keystone XL Pipeline Route to Steamroll Bald Eagles?

1/16/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

Will America’s national icon be yet another casualty of the tar sands megapipeline?