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Red knots feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. Photo by Greg Breese, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Saving the Beach to Save the Red Knot

4/17/2015 // By Grant LaRouche

For some, New Jersey is paved, industrial, and polluted, but for the red knot, New Jersey is life or death. Each year the red knot makes an awe-inspiring migration of 9,000 miles from the Arctic to the southern tip of …

Photo by Scott Landseidel

Finding a Fawn: What To Do

4/15/2015 // By David Mizejewski

Every springtime, the National Wildlife Federation gets numerous emails and phone calls from concerned people asking the following question: “I found an abandoned fawn! Where can I take it?” The answer is almost always the same: The fawn isn’t abandoned and …

Credit: James "Newt" Perdue / USFWS

Small but Mighty: Streams and Wetlands that Matter

4/13/2015 // By Tori Leach

Marshes, wetlands, intermittent streams, and even some lakes fill from rainwater or snowmelt then empty through evaporation—coming and going throughout the year. These small but mighty habitats filter out pollution, ease the effects of flooding, and provide water for wildlife …

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Western Monarchs: Why 1 Percent Matters

4/3/2015 // By Laura Tangley

A sunny, picture-perfect day on the California coast in late February turned even better when I arrived at a tiny sanctuary in Pacific Grove and found the air filled with butterflies—scores of bright, orange-and-black monarchs fluttering among the branches of fragrant …

Are Cover Crops an Underground Climate Change Solution?

4/2/2015 // By Trisha White

Good news! A recent study from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences measured how much carbon can be sequestered by cover crops. Researchers found that – if we all stepped up our efforts to increase cover crop adoption – cover crops …

Jackalope. Photo by Mark Freeman, Flickr Creative Commons

Five Wildlife-Centric Myths in the US

4/1/2015 // By Courtney Hyde

April Fool’s Day is upon us! Even wildlife are taking some time to celebrate by participating in animal trickery, so let’s join them in celebration: let’s talk cryptozoology. What is cryptozoology? It is the study of cryptids, which are mythological animals …

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RESULTS: Which Wildlife Issues Top Your List

3/27/2015 // By Collin O'Mara

Earlier this month, to celebrate National Wildlife Federation Membership Month, we asked supporters like you to vote for your top three wildlife issues. Thousands of you responded, and we’re so grateful to be working side-by-side with such caring conservationists. Behind …

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Quiz: Will These Monarch Look-Alikes Fool You?

3/26/2015 // By Dani Tinker

Each spring I search desperately in butterfly gardens, hoping to catch a glimpse of a monarch butterfly. I’ll admit, there are a few butterfly species that trick me. The viceroy and queen butterflies are easy to confuse with monarchs. This …

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Go Ahead, Ask Them Anything About Wildlife

3/25/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

  You’re in luck! This April 12th, you can ask two of the top wildlife experts in the country – NWF Chief Scientist Doug Inkley and Celebrity Naturalist David Mizejewski – ANYTHING about wildlife during our MEMBERS ONLY Protecting Wildlife …

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10 Things BP’s New Report Doesn’t Tell You

3/17/2015 // By Ryan Fikes

BP has just released a new report on the state of the Gulf, called Gulf of Mexico: Environmental Recovery and Restoration. The glossy report is filled with footnotes and citations, but leaves key pieces of science out. If you are …

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