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hummingbird eating mosquitoes

Meet the Squad of Mosquito-Eating Species

Mosquitoes are unwanted visitors to our backyards, but nature can offer solutions that don’t involve chemicals or bug sprays. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the following wildlife species are especially helpful …

loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings

Wildlife Calm in the Storm

At the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in coastal southeast Texas, a three-mile stretch of restored dunes and renourished beaches held up to the battering winds and torrential rains of Hurricane …

Old-growth Douglas fir in Oregon.

A Crucial Law Protects Our Most Wild Old-Growth Forest

Oregon’s Coast Range is home to what many consider the single most remote wilderness in the entire state. Located about eight miles within the dense old-growth forest which runs south …

orca

Can We All Agree? A Baby Orca Needs to Eat

Whoop whoop! It’s a headline we’ve all been hoping for: New calf spotted among Puget Sound’s critically endangered killer whales. Along with the story is the photo of our unexpected …

bald eagle and chicks

Tell Your Members of Congress to be Wildlife Champions this…

With a new Congress comes a renewed chance to save America’s vulnerable wildlife and stop the destruction of our wild public lands, healthy waterways and a stable climate. Tell your …

elk

Are these elk, moose or caribou?

Elk, moose and caribou make for great winter wildlife watching, but it’s tricky to know which is which. Here are six ways to tell the difference between these three species: …

hawksbill sea turtle

Protect Sea Turtles and Other Multinational Species: Support the WILD…

Wildlife across America and around the globe are in crisis, with more than one-third of all species at risk of potential extinction in the decades ahead. Loss of habitat, attacks …

red-winged blackbird

For the Future of Denver’s Parks, Natural Areas and Wildlife – Vote YES on 2A

When we think about nature and the great outdoors in Colorado the places that come to mind are often our world-famous mountains, national parks and forests. Though, for so many …

Osprey

Protect Osprey from Mining Pollution, Vote Yes on I-186

This November, Montanans have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect Montana’s rivers—and the ospreys and other wildlife that depend upon—them by voting Yes on I-186 at the ballot box. More than …

Loggerhead sea turtle

Cast a Vote for Sea Turtles

We’re urging friends of wildlife in Florida to vote for sea turtles and all marine wildlife by checking YES for Amendment 9 at the ballot box to ban offshore drilling …

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