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Science Links Dolphin Deaths to BP Oil Spill – Again

2/13/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, dolphins in the oiled area are still dying in high numbers. The evidence was already quite strong that BP’s oil was to blame for these ongoing deaths. A 2013 study found that …

Monarch being released after emerging. Photo by Avelino Maestas.

High Stakes in Declining Monarch Butterfly Populations

2/12/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

As a child, I loved to spend my time chasing the majestic monarch butterflies as they danced around the woods and garden on my parents’ small farm in rural Georgia. Now when I spot the distinctive wings that flutter so swiftly …

Jaguar Mother and Cub. Photo: Jim Bauer/ Flickr  Creative Commons

Forest 500: Powerbrokers With The Greatest Potential To Reduce Deforestation

2/11/2015 // By Simon Hall

Global Canopy Programme (GCP), with support from NWF, recently released the Forest 500, a ranking of the 500 most powerful organizations and people with the greatest potential to reduce deforestation.  This project is an integral part of the global effort …

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Six Ways to Save Monarchs

2/10/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Over the last few decades, populations of these iconic orange and black butterflies have declined by over 90 percent. The National Wildlife Federation is teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other …

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Why Chicks Need Potholes

2/6/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

I find this strange to say, but I want more potholes. Not the failure-of-asphalt kind that wreak havoc with cars. I want more of the kind Mother Nature makes, the ones that beautiful shorebirds like the American Avocet use to …

An egret in flight over the Bombay Hooke National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor.

6 Wildlife Facts for World Wetlands Day

2/2/2015 // By Maggie Yancey

Forty-four years ago on February 2, 1971, on the Caspian Sea, a group of forward-thinking world leaders gathered to set-forth a framework for international cooperation to conserve the world’s wetlands. This day, World Wetlands Day, is a significant reminder of the boundless value …

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#SaveLACougars receives $1 million for wildlife crossing! Help us match it!

1/30/2015 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

We have some incredible news to announce for the #SaveLACougars campaign! Yesterday, the State of California Coastal Conservancy (SCC) voted unanimously to grant $1 million to help fund the environmental assessment and design for the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon. …

River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

NWF Hosts 2015 Wildlife Conservation Briefing with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

1/28/2015 // By Samantha Lockhart

On January 3, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in – and with it came an incredible opportunity to make 2015 a year of conservation victories for wildlife. That’s why we got together last night by phone with over 150 …

New Mexicans worked for years to see the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks named a national monument. Image: Patrick J. Alexander

National monuments matter to Americans — Preserve the Antiquities Act

1/27/2015 // By Judith Kohler

Top-down or grassroots — it’s all a matter of perspective. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho has introduced a bill, S. 228, to block presidents from establishing national monuments. In a news release, Crapo criticized “top-down national monument designations” as potentially harmful to …

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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

1/26/2015 // By Bentley Johnson

As the Northeast prepares for Arctic-like weather  this week, the Obama administration took a big step toward permanent protection of the incredible Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Arctic Refuge is wild, spectacular, and it belongs to all Americans. The Refuge’s Coastal Plain …

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