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A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Caused Gulf Dolphin Deaths – Study

5/21/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

A new study has conclusively determined that oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster contributed to the unusually high number of dolphin deaths in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama between June 2010 and December 2012. Deaths in these states remain elevated, five years …

Bison Grazing, photo credit K Murphy/NPS

NWF Members Give Bison Room to Roam

5/21/2015 // By Tori Leach

Right now, NWF members can help achieve important wins for wild bison. In the West, conflict sometimes arise between livestock grazing on National Forests and bison. Domestic livestock graze on public lands that ranchers lease. Wildlife try to roam their …

Oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015 (US Coast Guard photo)

Oil Pipeline Rupture Soaks Santa Barbara Beaches (Updated with New Photos)

5/20/2015 // By Miles Grant

From oil train explosions to pipeline ruptures, not a month goes by without a reminder of the high cost of our ongoing addiction to oil, and this morning we’re waking up to a new disaster in California. As Matt Hamilton …

Chris Wright (Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge) burns a portion of the north fireline on a prescribed fire of Mt. Longleaf NWR in Alabama.  Photo by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region's Photostream

Not All Forest Fires Are Created Equal

5/18/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

The public nowadays has a negative perception and misunderstanding of forest fires, believing that fires should be kept out of every type of forest. Many of us can recall Smoky the Bear’s famous warning: “Remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires”. However, …

Cattle grazing in pasture in the Brazilian Amazon

How the Brazilian Beef Industry is Helping Protect Wildlife Habitat in the Amazon

5/18/2015 // By Simon Hall

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) recently announced the beta launch of a new website and the publication of a new study, highlighting the effectiveness of the market-driven “Zero-Deforestation Cattle Agreements” in the Brazilian Amazon. The Brazilian …

Belted Kingfisher

Is That Sushi Safe, Kingfisher?

5/11/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

If you love paddling, swimming or just walking along the banks of creeks and rivers like I do, you are probably familiar with the head-turning chatter of the Belted Kingfisher as it flies upstream, making its way between streamside perches.  …

Meadowlark

Protecting Migratory Birds Requires Focus on Habitat

5/8/2015 // By Dani Tinker

This year, a team of educators and biologists came together and decided International Migratory Bird Day should focus on habitat restoration. Habitat loss and degradation are major threats to migratory bird populations. To protect the birds, we must restore the …

Landowners listening to AWF staff on prescribed fire in longleaf

Alabama Wildlife and National Wildlife Federation Hold First Fire Workshop

5/6/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

On May 1st, over twenty landowners and professionals attended Alabama Wildlife Federation’s workshop and field day in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation, Prescribed Fire as a Wildlife Management Tool in Longleaf Pine, in Andalusia, Alabama. Many landowners and forestry …

red eyed vireo

Songbirds, Migration and Soy: What’s the Connection?

4/27/2015 // By Gabrielle Swaby

Spring season is now in full swing, with bluebells blooming and daffodils dancing. And, even sweeter, there is the sound of songbirds singing. Now is peak migration time for many of these songbirds and they and other neotropical migrants are …

The Historic Lewes Farmers Market in Lewes, DE offers an array of freshly grown vegetables. Photo by Abby Barber

Eating and Growing Local to Sustain Wildlife

4/24/2015 // By Abby Barber

Farmers markets benefit local communities in a variety of ways, from boosting the local economy to supplying an array of fresh, oftentimes sustainably grown food to helping small farmers whose farms frequently serve as wildlife habitats. The number of farmers …

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