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Weekly News Roundup: It’s Endangered Species Day!

5/15/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Happy Endangered Species Day! Today is dedicated to spreading awareness on the need and importance of protecting our endangered species. For those of you on Twitter, join us in tweeting for wildlife! Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation honored key environmental …

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Teaching Sustainable Practices: NWF Honors the NYC iSchool

5/12/2015 // By Abby Barber

Connecting kids with nature helps to further their personal and educational development. Studies have shown that exposure to environment-based education significantly increases student performance on tests of critical thinking skills, and spending time outside helps raise kids’ Vitamin D levels, …

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A Voice for Restoring Wildlife: NWF Honors Jim Posewitz

5/11/2015 // By Abby Barber

Thanks in part to National Wildlife Federation’s mission to restore bison to the American West, bison are making a comeback. With conservationists like Jim Posewitz, who work every day for wildlife, bison restoration efforts continue to bring bison back to …

Weekly News Roundup: Celebrating Wins for Wildlife and more

5/8/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Bison are celebrating a great victory this week! On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that would have doomed the species’ chances to freely roam their native habitat in the state. Thanks to Governor Bullock and your support, …

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Enhancing the Farm Bill: NWF Honors Senator Debbie Stabenow and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry

5/5/2015 // By Abby Barber

Over half of the land in the lower 48 states is actively managed for farming, ranching, and tree production. Sustainable management of these “working lands” is critical to conserving wildlife and protecting water quality. At the 2015 National Conservation Achievement …

Weekly News Roundup: Action for Mule Deer and more

5/1/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Coal mining is threatening the habitat mule deer need to live and raise their young. The Department of the Interior needs to stop subsidizing coal companies that are destroying their habitat. Luckily, the Department is currently considering new rules to …

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Conserving Our Forests: NWF Honors the Forest Stewardship Council

4/27/2015 // By Abby Barber

Have you ever seen this symbol on food, paper, plant, or cosmetic wrappers? Ever wondered what it meant? It is the symbol for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international, independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and …

Weekly News Roundup: Celebrating Earth Day and more

4/24/2015 // By Linda Argueta

How did you celebrate Earth Day this past Wednesday? The National Wildlife Federation is celebrating Earth Day by working closely with our affiliates, schools, cities and other partners across the country to plant native trees that will provide much needed …

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Building Better Spaces: NWF Honors William McDonough

4/22/2015 // By Abby Barber

During the 2015 National Conservation Achievement Awards Gala on May 14, National Wildlife Federation’s J.N. Ding Darling Conservation Award recipient will be William McDonough, a renowned architect, designer, and leader in sustainable development. McDonough will honor us by speaking at …

Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Wetlands, Streams & more!

4/17/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Wildlife like river otters depend on clean water and healthy rivers to live. Without clean water, we are putting countless river otters and other wildlife in danger. Right now, members of Congress need to hear your voice! Urge them to …

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