Conservation

Dunlin. Photo by Taj Schottland/NWF

Saving Shorebirds from a Changing Climate

Changes in the climate are threatening the existence of a small species of migratory shorebird. According to startling new research published last week in Science Magazine and National Geographic, red …

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS

Vieques Wildlife Refuge Saved from Auction Block

The decision by members of Congress to leave the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge intact benefits thousands of wildlife species, some of which are not found anywhere else on earth. This …

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Affiliate of the Week: Sociedad Ornitológica Puertorriqueña

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 …

In 2007, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision to mitigate carbon pollution. Photo by 
Davis Staedtler, Flickr

Full Court Review of the Clean Power Plan: What Does it Mean?

On May 16, 2016, the U.S. Circuit Court for the D.C. Circuit took the rare step of announcing that the full eleven judge court will hear West Virginia v. Environmental …

Bighorn sheep. Photo by Steve Woodruff

Stop These Harmful Environmental Provisions

What does the House of Representatives currently have caught in the crosshairs? For starters, the largest wildlife refuge in the mainland United States! There are several detrimental environmental provisions in …

Tourists stole a baby bison from the wild, which was then euthanized after its herd rejected it.

Misguided Tourists “Rescue” Bison Calf

As a wildlife conservation professional, when I see stories like this, my first reaction is to think, why would anyone think it’s ok to pick up a wild animal? Especially …

Forest Glade on Mt. Higby, New England Trail
Photo credit:  Robert Pagini

Affiliate of the Week: Connecticut Forest & Park Association

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 …

Photo by Eric Kilby, Flickr Creative Commons

Win in the Fight to Save Arctic Wildlife!

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average. As the climate warms and ice melts, wildlife like the arctic fox will be hurt. It is critical that …

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EPA Cuts Methane Pollution

The rule will regulate methane emissions by requiring: Leak detection and repair (spotting leaks and repairing them on a regular basis) Efficiency upgrades to existing equipment (installing technology that stops …

The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would have put endangered orcas at risk. Photo by Dave Ellifrit, NOAA

Victory for Wildlife Over Costly Coal

Opposition to the high costs of coal to wildlife, fragile habitat, and tribes were heard again on May 9th, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the Gateway Pacific coal export …

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