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New Wilderness Act Can Safeguard Arctic Habitat

12/2/2015 // By Adam Kolton

Today Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation seeking to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain as Wilderness, the highest form of protection that can be afforded federal public land. Fittingly, their bill has …

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Give Native Trees Today for Wildlife: Giving Tuesday

12/1/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

Update: On Giving Tuesday this year, we asked you to donate to help plant native trees for wildlife, and the response was truly inspiring! Friends of wildlife gave enough to plant almost 4,000 trees. You can still join in and give …

Least tern family. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ursula Dubrick

Resilience Allies, Tell Us Your Stories!

11/30/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Floods, hurricanes, and severe coastal storms pose increasing risk to people and wildlife living along the thousands of miles of America’s coasts and rivers — but ecological solutions that safeguard human communities and wildlife habitat are at hand. We can …

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Watch: Wildlife You Helped Protect in 2015

11/25/2015 // By Collin O'Mara

How do you thank someone who has given such beautiful gifts to wildlife? Like millions of acres of native prairie for wild bison to roam free, or Thousands of acres of life-saving milkweed for monarch butterflies to lay eggs, or …

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Nine Wonderful Ways Wildlife Need Trees

11/20/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

From seed to sapling, from regal beauty to rotting log, our native trees give life to a truly amazing range of wildlife. Living trees are an important food source for wildlife. They provide cover for resting, getting out of the …

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Game Changers: Climate Impacts to America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

11/19/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Hunters and anglers are on the front lines of climate change, seeing its devastating effects on wildlife and traditional recreation first-hand. Climate change poses an immediate and specific threat to hunting and fishing in America, challenging the traditions and values …

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6 Common Activities That Harm Wildlife

11/19/2015 // By Laura Bruss

Sometimes we forget that nearly everything we do has an impact on the world around us. Here are six common activities that many of us don’t realize have a negative effect on wildlife: 1. Using Products with Microbeads Have you ever …

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Another Step Towards Achieving a Wildlife-Friendly Clean Energy Future

11/18/2015 // By Jim Murphy

The path to clean, wildlife-friendly energy continues to be open wide. Instead of derailing the Clean Power Plan – the first ever restrictions on harmful carbon pollution from power plants – a futile Senate vote fell far short of the numbers …

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Big Impacts On Big Game

11/17/2015 // By Garrit Voggesser

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out Energy development in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming has big impacts on big game. A new report, Losing Ground: Energy Development’s Impacts on Wildlife, Landscapes, and Hunting Traditions of the …

Oystercatchers are just one species that rely on oyster reefs-- but this habitat has declined across the Gulf. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kathy Reeves.

$80 Million Announced for Gulf Restoration Projects

11/16/2015 // By Ryan Fikes

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has recently announced a third round of projects funded by BP and Transocean’s 2012 criminal settlement. To date, nearly $480 million from this fund has been designated for restoration projects benefitting wildlife across the Gulf Coast. In …

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