Conservation

Watching a successfully collared bighorn sheep. Photo by Steve Woodruff

Bighorn Sheep Research Invaluable for Species’ Survival

It’s late February in Western Montana. The mercury hovers around 15 degrees and the snow blows sideways. We know our chances of locating and capturing bighorn sheep will be slim …

SAA inaugurates nicotine-free tobacco biofuel with a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Photo by Marcelle Peuckert

South African Airways’ New BioFuel

It is no coincidence that the first flight was timed to coincide with national celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s birthday. The biofuel flight also celebrated the 100th anniversary of Boeing and …

Ducks. Photo from PCL

Affiliate of the Week: Planning and Conservation League

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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Protecting Waters in Texas

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 …

Pōanuenue (moon rainbow) in Kōhala. Photo by Ethan Tweedie, BIVB

Highlighting Indigenous Kinship with Nature

The upcoming International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s World Conservation Congress (#IUCNCongress) in September is our opportunity to share with other global citizens our amazing islands. WCC, long …

New projects underway to help protect the greater sage-grouse and its habitat

New Partnerships Save Sage-Grouse In Montana

It’s a common assumption that marking fences to increase visibility for upland prairie birds is straightforward and easy. When clipped to the top wire of a fence, the lightweight markers …

Yellowstone grizzlies have made a dramatic comeback. Now what? Photo by James Anderson, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Fight Over Yellowstone Grizzlies

A generation ago, Yellowstone grizzlies seemed on a path toward extinction, with the number of bears in and around the park estimated at fewer than 200 and declining. Today, with …

John and Cole Bielak. Photo from Whale Tail Outdoors

Connecting Sportsmen Across the Country

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) was founded by sportsmen and continues to support them today through our expansive public lands work. Sportsmen and women have an intimate knowledge of public …

Dry conditions in the Amazon can cause severe fires that threaten wildlife like sloths

Intense Fires Threaten the Amazon

El Niño Could Exacerbate Fires Although the dry season is a natural occurrence which begins every June and runs through the end of the year, El Niño has reduced Amazon …

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Affiliate of the Week: Environmental League of Massachusetts

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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