Conservation

Education: Key Strategy for Shark Species Success

A study done by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, published in early 2014, found that 25% of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to IUCN ( International Union …

Which Endangered Species Are You?

We want to  recognize the great work that has been accomplished using the Endangered Species Act (ESA), enacted by Congress in December of 1973. To celebrate the passage of this key piece …

Mayors across the United States, Mexico and Canada Take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge

Lire Ce Blog en Français! Leer Este Blog en Español! In September 2015, the National Wildlife Federation launched the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in in an effort to engage cities, towns, …

Maryland Approves Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Development

Last week, the Free State took a huge step forward in transitioning to clean, renewable sources of energy. The Maryland Public Service Commission awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) …

pronghorn, running, winter range, Pinedale. Photo Credit: Mark-Gocke/USDA

A Win for Wildlife: Protecting America’s Public Lands from Methane Pollution

On Wednesday, 51 Senators—all Democrats plus Republicans Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain—stood up for America’s outdoor heritage and wildlife by preventing the repeal of a Bureau of Land …

Otters. Phot Credit: Pixabay

EPA: Hear Our Voices, Protect Our Environmental Safeguards

Although you may not think about this every day, federal protections are what keep us safe. Environmental and public health safeguards prevent rivers like the Cuyahoga from catching on fire, …

North Atlantic right whale

Speak up for Massachusetts offshore wind power!

We are finally on the cusp of seizing the massive clean energy potential far off the shores of Massachusetts – and we need every resident of the Commonwealth speaking up …

Bear Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park. Photo Credit: William Wiley

Congressional Budget Deal Includes Wins for Wildlife & Conservation

At a time when so many issues seem hopelessly entangled by the growing partisan divide, wildlife conservation is repeatedly emerging as one area for bipartisan consensus. Just this week, a …

Bison and Calf. Credit :Richard J. Baldes.

1st Wild Bison Calf Born on Wind River Reservation in More Than 130 Years

On Wednesday May 3, the first bison calf was born on the Wind River Reservation in well over 130 years. This momentous occasion follows the return of bison, traditionally called …

Repealing Measures to Control Pollution Won’t Bring Back Coal

A recent report from the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy has found that Trump Administration efforts to repeal rules designed to clean the air and reduce the pollution that …

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