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Orca whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. Photo donated by Katie Jones.

Today is a Big Day for Washington Wildlife

5/6/2014 // By Becky McIntire

It’s a BIG DAY! We can make a big difference to protect Washington’s wildlife and get more kids outdoors with nature through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG online giving event—happening today only! Today, May 6, 2014, GiveBIG sponsors will match all […] Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Joey Herron watched on as this wren struggled—successfully—to bring this large twig into its nest.

Weekly News Roundup: May is Garden for Wildlife and more

5/2/2014 // By Linda Argueta

As the month of May begins, so does our Garden for Wildlife Month! This year, NWF is focusing on migrant species. Between birds, butterflies and other local wildlife, May is definitely a month with high migrant traffic! Take some time […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Keystone XL Delayed Again and more!

4/25/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Last Friday, the State Department announced yet another delay on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline decision. The final decision is said to be postponed until more clarity is attained on the Nebraska route, which is currently under investigation. During […] Read more >

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Decision Delayed Again

4/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

The State Department announced today that it will delay the decision-making process on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, citing the need for more clarity around the project’s route.  This delay is the result of polluter allies again trying to […] Read more >

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Samuel Quaintance.

Can Wild Bison Return to the Prairie Grasslands?

4/17/2014 // By Steve Woodruff

Most people probably know something about the awful history of the American bison. Almost every school child learns that 19th-century market hunters wiped out the vast herds that once roamed the prairies and that we barely managed to save this […] Read more >

Raccoon kits by Barbara Fleming

How to Keep Wild Raccoons Wild

3/31/2014 // By Laura Tangley

Whether you live in the country, the city or the suburbs, if you’re frequently out and about after sunset, you’ve likely encountered a raccoon or two in your yard or neighborhood. Highly adaptable mammals, these masked carnivores seem to make […] Read more >

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Rue Mapp Receives Award for Communications

3/11/2014 // By Eva Roben

National Wildlife Federation is proud to present this year’s National Conservation Achievement Award for Communications to Rue Mapp, founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, an organization that uses social media to reinvent African American connections to nature. The success of […] Read more >

Adult female Rusty Blackbird

The Rusty Blackbird: 9 Things You Need to Know to Help Them

3/6/2014 // By Guest Author

1. The Rusty Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining migratory birds. Once abundant, populations have declined an estimated 85-95% in the past 40 years.  2. Scientists aren’t sure why the bird is in chronic decline. Although several […] Read more >

Shirley Temple Promoting National Wildlife Poster Stamps

Remembering Shirley Temple Black, NWF Spokesperson and Board Member

2/11/2014 // By NWF

We learned today of the passing of former child star Shirley Temple Black, who died of natural causes Monday night at the age of 85. Among her many accomplishments—from being the curly-headed darling of Hollywood to her years as a foreign diplomat—we knew her as one of National Wildlife Federation’s first celebrity spokespeople. Read more >

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The Evolutionary Arms Race Between Rough-Skinned Newts and Garter Snakes

2/11/2014 // By Beth Pratt

A note from NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt: California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, with plans of doing more sites across California. I recently […] Read more >