February, 2017

How to avoid deforestation sneaking into your shopping cart

In our last blog, the National Wildlife Federation’s International Conservation Team shared how members can be a strong voice for tropical wildlife by “speaking with our wallets” to purchase zero-deforestation …

The Final Fur

And the winner is… The River Otter! Thank you for your help crowning our first-ever Final Fur Champion! Thank you for helping us celebrate National Wildlife Week by voting for …

Road to the Final Fur Begins

This year, to celebrate National Wildlife Week, NWF will be traveling the road to the Final Fur. We’ve got 32 native North American species facing off for glory in the …

Waste, Water and Watts – Green STEM in Action

What does Waste, Water and Watts have in common? For students of three elementary schools in Massena, NY, it means learning about how to reduce waste, water and energy (Watts) …

Congress Must Ensure EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Protects our Water,…

On Friday February 17, 2017, the Senate approved Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by a vote of 52-46.  The National Wildlife Federation opposed this …

New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and …

Why We are Fighting for the Public Lands that Wildlife…

Our wild and working public lands provide crucial habitat for wildlife and a space for people to connect to nature. Despite widespread support to keep public lands in public hands, …

NWF Supporters Lend Their Voice to Protect Tropical Rainforest Habitat

The expansion of cattle ranching is one of the leading drivers of deforestation in species-rich areas, like the Amazon rainforest. When tied to deforestation, cattle products such as beef, leather, and tallow …

David Mizejewski and Big Bird on the Today Show

Introducing Kids to Wildlife with Pets

For many children, pets are the first introduction to the world of animals. Pets teach kids that about the diversity of species that share the Earth and help them develop …

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 …

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