March, 2014

Big Night: Teaching Kids About Vernal Pools

Guest post by Heather Stephenson. In late March or early April, a warm rain will fall and spotted salamanders will emerge from underground in the evening to return to vernal … Read more

Rue Mapp Receives Award for Communications

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 … Read more

25+ Digital Wildlife and Nature Maps

Visualizing wildlife and habitat data through maps presents a powerful opportunity to determine ways to help and identify trends. There is so much potential in understanding how we’re all connected through … Read more

DOI Secretary Jewell Meets the Future: the Next Corps of Conservationists

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell sees fostering the next generation of conservationists as a priority.  In a speech last fall, Jewell said it’s critical to establish meaningful connections between young people … Read more

Climate Change Threatens Our Big Cat Mascots

From intimidating bears to fierce gators, mascots across the country are the face of any college athletic program.  It is hard to not feel a surge of school spirit when … Read more

Two Million Comments Against Keystone XL

[iframe src=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/greenpeace_usa/12995224775/player/747e44d048″ height=”418″ width=”620″  frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen][/iframe] That’s right, over two million people have submitted comments to the U.S. State Department urging a denial of the Keystone … Read more

Weekly News Roundup: Whitfield Bill Prioritizes Polluters Over Wildlife and More News

The Final Countdown The proposed Keystone XL pipeline could significantly harm America’s treasured wildlife and wildlands. Join NWF in calling on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. The decision … Read more

House Casts a Climate Vote and Wildlife Takes a Hit

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to undermine common-sense protections for America’s wildlife and public health. 223 members cast their vote supporting a bill dubbed the Polluter Protection Act, which … Read more

Watch a Goshawk Attack a Water Balloon in Super Slow Motion

Very cool video from Earth Unplugged. I love the look on its face as it flies out of the frame, like WHAT THE … AWWW COME ON DUDE: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4kuslKHQNE[/youtube] Via … Read more

Adult female Rusty Blackbird

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

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 … Read more