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Over 140,000 visitors have visited the Alabama Nature Center to participate in school field-trips and hands-on outdoor learning adventures. Photo by AWF

Affiliate of the Week: Alabama Wildlife Federation

2/8/2016 // By NWF

In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that showcases the dedicated conservation efforts taking place across the country …

Chestnut-mandibled toucan from Costa Rica. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Patrick Carney

This Week in NWF History: Broadening Our Conservation Efforts

2/8/2016 // By NWF

For many migratory species such as monarch butterflies, shorebirds, and whales, the United States is just one stop on their long journeys. Some species only spend part of their lives in the United States and depend on healthy forests and …

Photo by Spencer Neuharth, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Why It’s Tough for Fish in the Susquehanna These Days

2/5/2016 // By Jill Witkowski

If you’re a smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, chances are you’re pretty lonely these days. After a population crash in 2005 where fewer young bass were surviving into adulthood, fisherman also noticed that smallmouth bass are being …

Goldrunner sprints free on the Ft. Peck Reservation

Yellowstone Offers Rebirth of Bison on Tribal Lands

2/5/2016 // By Garrit Voggesser

Yellowstone National Park recently released an Environmental Assessment for a new quarantine option that would place buffalo on the Fort Peck Reservation in Northeastern Montana. Like previous relocations of buffalo to Fort Peck, the plan offers significant, new opportunities for …

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Wildlife Conservation in the U.S. and Southeast Asia

2/5/2016 // By Sarah Bates

Last month, the National Wildlife Federation’s educational and conservation-based mission traveled with me to Laos and Vietnam. Through a professional exchange sponsored by the U.S. Department of State by the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and managed by the University of Montana’s Mansfield …

Yellowstone bison. Photo by Steve Woodruff

Yellowstone, Tribes Offer Bison a Better Future

2/4/2016 // By Steve Woodruff

Year after year, many of the bison forced by deep snows to migrate out of Yellowstone National Park are trapped by government employees, herded into trucks and sent to slaughterhouses. It’s an appalling betrayal of modern wildlife-management principles virtually without …

Bighorn sheep. Photo by John Bielak

NWF Increases Bighorn Sheep Recovery Efforts

2/3/2016 // By Kit Fischer

Last year, the National Wildlife Federation launched a new initiative to protect imperiled bighorn sheep in the west. While bighorn sheep numbers historically were estimated at 2 million nationwide, due largely to loss of suitable habitat and disease spread from …

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This Week in NWF History: The Founding of a Conservation Legacy

2/2/2016 // By NWF

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history that continue to make an impact today. In the early 1900s, …

Black-footed ferret. Photo by Steve Bender

Affiliate of the Week: Kansas Wildlife Federation

2/1/2016 // By NWF

In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that showcases the dedicated conservation efforts taking place across the country …

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Climate Change is Having a Big Impact on Small Mammals

1/29/2016 // By Lauren Anderson

Climate change has arrived. The years of waiting and watching for the changes we were told to expect are over. We have seen drought, sea level rise, and melting glaciers. In addition to this, sensitive wildlife species are already suffering …

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