Conservation

Purple martin. Photo by Bill Thomson

How Engaged Consumers Can Help Protect Wildlife In the Amazon

There’s a reason the purple martin (Progne subis) is known as America’s backyard bird. While summering in the U.S., purple martins nest almost exclusively near towns and cities, often in man-made birdhouses. …

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Burgers and Wildlife: Let’s Hear From You

Migratory birds like the purple martin, one of America’s most loved songbirds, rely on tropical forests in the Amazon for wintering habitat. Unfortunately, millions of acres of the Brazilian Amazon …

Bison in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Abby Barber/ NWF

Hear Wildlife Roar!

Depending where you are located, you’re more likely to hear the call of certain animals. Out west, for instance, you can find a wide array of wildlife whose calls make …

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Affiliate of the Week: Nevada Wildlife Federation

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 …

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Great Lakes Restoration Efforts Benefit Wildlife

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 …

America's first offshore wind farm, Block Island, RI. Photo by Deepwater Wind

Seizing Our Massive Offshore Wind Potential

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell gathered with state and federal officials in Boston today to announce the National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the …

Public lands are home to a wide array of wildlife. Photo by Aaron Kindle/ NWF

A PLEDGE FOR PUBLIC LANDS

I can still smell my father’s breath when he woke me up on those cool fall mornings on the Wyoming prairie in the mid 80’s. I can still hear my …

See this guy? He actually doesn't mind global warming all that much. ( flickr | smccann )

Collateral Damage: Pollinators, Climate Change and Zika

These bees – pollinators that work to ensure that many of our wild and domestic plants and crops get pollinated and are allowed to fruit – were not killed by …

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Wildlife Awaits Issuance of Stream Protection Rule

In Appalachia, a practice called mountain top removal has caused the literal burial and destruction of approximately 2,000 miles of stream, while leveling 500 mountains. The practice has polluted many …

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Wildfire: Climate Change in California

In 2015, more than 2,500 structures were burned in the Valley and Butte wildfires alone. Since 1970, wildfires have burned more than twice the area as expected, and fire season …

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