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$7 to Stop Wolf Poisoning in Tar Sands Country

2/14/2012 // By Felice Stadler

The stories that have emerged from Canada over the years on all that is being sacrificed in Big Oil’s quest to mine every bit of tar sands oil, conjure up images that are haunting. Birds so heavily oiled that they […] Read more >

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

24 Hours to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

2/13/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Congress is at it again–putting the Big Oil agenda before the national interest. In the next 24 hours, the U.S. Senate could vote to greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline project.  A project that President Obama rejected last month. For the […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 10, 2012

2/10/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Major Milestone for Sustainable Biofuels February 10 – The NCS International announced on Thursday that it has certified the […] Read more >

Wolf pups by Flickr's Ditzywolflady

Wolves to be Poisoned Over Tar Sands in Canada

2/6/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Late last week, internal documents went public showing Canada is fretting over its sullied reputation for unfettered fossil fuel development, while resorting to poisoning wolves rather than fixing the problem. NWF released a paper today showing tar sands, oil and gas development in Canada is contributing […] Read more >

Late bison calf "Zisa" in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

From Yellowstone to Yosemite: My Top Ten Wildlife Encounters of 2011

12/28/2011 // By Beth Pratt

As a child who grew up reading Ranger Rick and watching Wild Kingdom, I cherish any wildlife I encounter. I’ve been lucky enough to live in Yellowstone, where I viewed charismatic mega-fauna on a daily basis, and now live near […] Read more >

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

12/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long history of supporting common sense, bipartisan solutions to problems facing […] Read more >

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

11/18/2011 // 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 or even inspiring. The great Gulf turtle rescue: in April we saw the beginning of the BP oil […] Read more >

495M while tranquilized for research (Photo: Yellowstone Wolf Project)

Eulogy for a Wolf: A Happy Ending for Yellowstone’s 495M

10/2/2011 // By Beth Pratt

A few years ago, a friend of mine sponsored a radio-tracking collar through the Yellowstone Park Foundation in my name for the Yellowstone wolf project. I was delighted to receive a letter and photo informing me that my collar had […] Read more >

Alaska brown bear, bristol bay, pebble mine

Imperiled Wilderness: Eight Things You Probably Don’t Know about Alaska’s Bristol Bay

7/11/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The 40,000-square-mile Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska stretches across pristine tundra and wetlands crisscrossed with rivers that flow into the bay. Up to 40 million sockeye salmon return to this watershed each year—the world’s largest salmon run. In addition […] Read more >

Elk in Washington state's Snoqualmie area in a photo by Robert P. Martin

Five Things You Should Know About Wildlife Corridors

6/16/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Beginning in the early 1900s and continuing for much of the 20th century, conservationists focused on protecting core areas for wildlife—biologically diverse habitats designated as wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, parks and other units. But since the 1970s, scientists have learned […] Read more >