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A California condor takes flight over Pinnacles National Park. Wildlife like the condor need the Recovering America's Wildlife Act to thrive.

Reintroducing Wildlife: 5 Species for Hope

A tiny Karner blue butterfly sips from a lupine flower in New Hampshire, while far away a California condor soars over Big Sur. Meanwhile, a Texas horned lizard snags its …

DJ Cavem’s Fight to Keep our Earth Fresh

“Pesticides and herbicides have destroyed our soil and microorganisms, and contaminated our water. Our oceans are becoming acidic and we are losing the coral reefs. I hope my lyrics will …

U.N. Report Highlights Wildlife Crisis at Home

  |   May 7, 2019

The United Nations just released a frightening new report about rapidly declining wildlife and plant populations around the world, and everyone is talking about it. Here’s how the New York …

Trees for Wildlife Program Helps Recovery After Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018, as a category 5 storm. “I lost numerous large oak trees,” Lynn Artz, a resident of Wakulla County, Florida, recalled. …

Seven! Wildlife Species That Help People

Animals Are Talking—Are You Listening?

No Bait, No Fish: A Gulf Perspective on Forage Fish…

Columbia, South Carolina: A Home for Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce that Columbia is no longer just the capital of South Carolina. As of October 2019, the city became the largest certified Community …

How Beavers Boost Stream Flows

Thirteen years ago, Idaho rancher Jay Wilde sat in his kitchen sipping coffee before dawn. As the caffeine kicked in, he was once again pondering why the stream running through …

Five Species Impacted by Unnatural Disasters in 2019

Climate scientists are increasingly connecting the dots between extreme weather events and our warming climate. Hurricanes are now stronger and wetter, wildfires burn longer and hotter, droughts are deeper, and …

Rescuing Reindeer: Caribou on the Brink

Due in part to their signature antlers and magical characterization in popular holiday tales, reindeer are ubiquitous throughout the winter season. Caribou, as reindeer are called in North America, used …

Freshwater mussels

Mussels Finally Have Their Day—Will You Act On Their Behalf?

Next time you pour a glass of water, thank a mussel for its natural filtering services. Small but mighty, mussels remove pollutants from our freshwater streams, lakes, and rivers—worth millions …

A Canada goose with offspring

Protecting the Christmas Goose—One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

For centuries, the Christmas goose was a staple holiday dish both in Europe and the United States. The old English nursery rhyme recounts, “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting …

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