Conservation

sage grouse

‘Pedal to the metal’ to save the Greater Sage-Grouse

On Sept. 22, 2015, with the Front Range of the Rockies as a backdrop, Secretary Jewell announced the greater sage-grouse didn’t have to be placed on the endangered species list, thanks …

Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchlings make their way towards the Gulf. NPS photo.

Help the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

One species that profits from the wide range of benefits estuaries have to offer is the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. The Kemp’s ridley …

Red Knots amongst horseshoe crabs. Credit: USFWS

Living Fossils At Risk

Yet, human development has created uncertainty about their ability to endure the millennia, as development and pollution threaten their mating habitat. These remarkable, primitive creatures spawn each year in very …

Photo by Ian Matchett|Flickr

Halting Tar Sands Transport in the Northeast

Retweet the following tweet to show your support for NYDEC’s decision: Thank you NYDEC for requiring strict review of proposal for #tarsands oil by rail through #NY! https://t.co/RlcHk9pKb5 pic.twitter.com/76aYVYIvyd — …

Photo by Thomas Finnie

Affiliate of the Week: Louisiana Wildlife Federation

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 …

Makapuu Beach Lookout outside of Honolulu, Hawaii, host of IUCN's 2016 World Conservation Congress. Photo by David Burns.

Achieving Zero Deforestation Agriculture

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 …

Monarch butterflies. Photo by USFWS Southeast

Ready, Set, Go! Monarch Butterflies Racing South Ahead of Winter

Before the northern seasons turn, monarch butterflies across North America are already fluttering southward in a race against time. Weighing less than a cracker, a single butterfly may flap more …

greenland shark

First Atlantic Marine National Monument Protects World’s Oldest Vertebrate

It’s just another day under the sea for the Greenland shark, the world’s longest-living vertebrate. But September 15, 2016, is also the day that nearly 5,000 square miles of this shark’s …

Purple martin. Photo by Bill Thomson

How Engaged Consumers Can Help Protect Wildlife In the Amazon

There’s a reason the purple martin (Progne subis) is known as America’s backyard bird. While summering in the U.S., purple martins nest almost exclusively near towns and cities, often in man-made birdhouses. …

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Burgers and Wildlife: Let’s Hear From You

Migratory birds like the purple martin, one of America’s most loved songbirds, rely on tropical forests in the Amazon for wintering habitat. Unfortunately, millions of acres of the Brazilian Amazon …

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