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Brown Bears on Admiralty Island National Monument. Photo by Don MacDougall, USFS

“Monumental” Wildlife Habitat Across America

National parks are famous for the opportunities they provide to watch incredible wildlife, but did you know that many national monuments are home to spectacular wildlife, too? National public lands, …

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How to avoid deforestation sneaking into your shopping cart

In our last blog, the National Wildlife Federation’s International Conservation Team shared how members can be a strong voice for tropical wildlife by “speaking with our wallets” to purchase zero-deforestation …

Grand Teton National Park.  Photo by National Wildlife Federation photo contest entrant Katherine Plessner.

Congress Must Ensure EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Protects our Water, Air and Wildlife

On Friday February 17, 2017, the Senate approved Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by a vote of 52-46.  The National Wildlife Federation opposed this …

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Why We are Fighting for the Public Lands that Wildlife Depend On

Our wild and working public lands provide crucial habitat for wildlife and a space for people to connect to nature. Despite widespread support to keep public lands in public hands, …

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NWF Supporters Lend Their Voice to Protect Tropical Rainforest Habitat

The expansion of cattle ranching is one of the leading drivers of deforestation in species-rich areas, like the Amazon rainforest. When tied to deforestation, cattle products such as beef, leather, and tallow …

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Overturning Methane Rule is Bad Public Policy, Bad Business

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to employ a little-used legislative tool known as the Congressional Review Act to undo a common-sense Bureau of Land Management rule to …

Island fox. Photo National Park Service.

Fall in Love with Wild America

In honor of Valentine’s Day, National Wildlife Federation staff members are sharing favorite wild places and hidden gems – from national parks to national forests to wildlife refuges. As naturalist …

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Congressional Review Act Threatens To Undo Key Environmental Protections

Members of Congress are currently devoting a significant amount of time during their first 100 days in office to use the Congressional Review Act to overturn finalized rules and regulations …

Cactus ferruginous pygmy owl. Photo courtesy Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Border Wall: Erecting New Barriers to Recovering America’s Wildlife

No matter what you think about President Trump’s immigration policies, his proposed wall along the Mexican border is bad news for America’s already beleaguered wildlife. From ocelots and javelina in …

Deepwater Wind finished construction of America's first offshore wind project last year - and protected wildlife every step of the way! Photo: Deepwater Wind

New York to Build Nation’s Second and Largest Offshore Wind Power Project

Today, the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees voted to approve a contract for the South Fork Wind Farm, a 90 megawatt (MW) project that will produce enough …

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