Sharing Wildlife Success Stories

This Week in NWF History

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our history that continue to make an impact today.

First issue of National Wildlifewas available in December 1962
First issue of National Wildlife was available in December 1962
For 54 years, National Wildlife magazine has captivated readers with conservation success stories, inspiring wins for wildlife, intriguing science and beautiful imagery from across the nation and the world. Through timely articles and spectacular photography, our magazine brings the natural world to life and offers practical tips on gardening, birding, photography, healthy living, wildlife viewing, engaging kids with nature and more.

Reaching more than 450,000 readers in print and more online, the magazine appeals to people who are passionate about wildlife and wild lands and who take action to protect them—whether in their own backyards or around the world. Our readers cultivate Certified Wildlife Habitats, support Eco-Schools, grow essential plants for pollinators, serve as local conservationists in their communities and encourage their elected leaders to take a stand for wildlife.

National Wildlife magazine, also available by downloading our app, is useful for helping spread and share important and uplifting stories to get people engaged with nature. From stories about saving the greater sage-grouse in the West to protecting blue crabs in the Delaware Bay to building a wildlife crossing for mountain lions in Los Angeles, National Wildlife covers all the greatest wildlife conservation stories.

In the December-January magazine, you can enjoy articles about:

  • The December/January coverConservation Photography: A gorgeous exploration of the role photography plays in saving precious places and species.
  • Winter Peril for Monarchs: A nasty storm in Mexican wintering grounds shows how fragile the monarch migration has become.
  • Coyote Nation: Learn how these wily predators have adapted to living coast to coast, even in your own backyard.
  • Malheur Refuge Revival: After the trauma of the takeover, we look at damage to the refuge and how it’s rebounding.

There are also statements from NWF President and CEO Collin O’Mara calling for unity after the recent divisive election and messages from kids celebrating the 50th birthday of Ranger Rick magazine, one of NWF’s award-winning children’s publications.

As a benefit to NWF members, anyone who gives a gift of $15 or more will receive the magazine.

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