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Witnessing Wildlife and Climate Out of Sync

Wildlife and climate are now frequently out of sync. These photos—all entries to National Wildlife magazine’s annual photo contest—show just a handful of the species struggling to adapt to an altered climate.

Eastern Towhee by Hal and Kirsten Snyder

Picturing Birds at Risk

Swifts, nighthawks and meadowlarks may sound like commonplace birds, but they share a troubling trait: According to the cover story of the February-March National Wildlife, the animals are among “hundreds of …

Red Fox - PhotoContest/Ian Murray

Capturing Emotion in a Photograph

National Wildlife magazine’s 2017 photo contest is now open and receiving hundreds of images from photographers across the globe. In honor of the contest, we are looking back at past …

king penguins

Dynamic Wildlife Duos

We’ve all heard the sayings about human pairs, but wildlife pairs make for some adorable competition. And since this year’s National Wildlife Photo Contest is open as we celebrate Valentine’s …

A Win For Outdoor Recreation Marks a Win for Wildlife!

Doesn’t sound exciting? Wondering how that helps our land, water, air, and wildlife? Just bear with me. Much of outdoor recreation takes place on our public lands, which are also …

NWF to HOP to Remaking Children’s Outdoor Play

Recent research shows that young children who play outdoors in spaces that are specifically designed for 0-5 year olds actually garner more developmental benefits: They engage in 22% more physical …

Growing Greener: The Wonder of Wild Places  

A rainy weekend in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands is an investment in the next generation Each fall, my family and I go exploring and camping with our close friends. This year, with …

Walking for Wildlife

As part of Urban Wildlife Week which starts October 16, a group led by the National Wildlife Federation’s California Regional Executive Director, Beth Pratt Bergstrom and partners is embarking on an almost 50-mile hike to raise …

Waterways for Wildlife

Several National Wildlife Federation programs support the waterways and habitats in these important lands. Here are a few of our favorites: Supawna Meadows National Refuge The Supawna Meadows National Refuge …

Engaging All Americans in Conservation

A survey of national park visitors in 2008-2009 commissioned by the National Park Service found that just over 20% of park visitors were minorities, yet minorities make up nearly 40% …

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