Last Strike for Bird Strikes

UPDATE JULY 2021: In response to large numbers of sick and dying birds in states east of the Mississippi River, natural resource agencies recommend ceasing bird feeding to reduce bird …

Meet the 2021 Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Signatories

The Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Since 2015, the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program has been working actively with cities across North America to promote actions that will help reverse our current pollinator …

WildSTEM Partnership Elevates Equity and Inclusion in the Environmental Field

The National Wildlife Federation and The Links, Incorporated (The Links) are celebrating another year of a groundbreaking partnership focused on promoting youth engagement around gardening, wildlife conservation, and career preparation …

community wildlife habitat sign in yard.

NEW GUIDE: Passing Wildlife-Friendly Property Maintenance Ordinances

Neighbor-friendly landscaping Local elected officials and community leaders have the opportunity to transform local landscaping practices that will empower residents to participate in the expansion of wildlife-friendly habitats where they …

Clearwing hummingbird moth

How to Issue Wildlife-Friendly Proclamations in Your Community

Wildlife and humans can and should co-exist in sustainable, healthy communities. Community leaders such as mayors, city councilors, county commissioners, and municipal staff across the country are making the connection …

Three monarchs feed on blazing star.

Communities & Wildlife: Year in Review

The National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat™, Trees for Wildlife™, Mayors’ Monarch Pledge™, and Sacred Grounds™ programs partner with cities, towns, municipalities, and places of worship to promote community-driven conservation …

Five Actionable Ways Municipalities Can Support Black, Latinx and Indigenous Environmentalists

Through the Community Wildlife Habitat and Mayors’ Monarch Pledge programs, municipal officials and other community leaders encourage their constituents to plant with a purpose and foster vibrant habitats for wildlife …

Estudiante posa frente al mural Soy Monarca en el Jardín de Niños Manuel Rodríguez Vizcarra.

Artes Migratorias: Celebrando a la Mariposa Monarca en México

El ciclo de vida y la migración de la mariposa monarca son sin lugar a duda dos de los procesos más celebrados de todas las especies de polinizadores. La población …

A student poses in front of a mural

Migrating Arts: Celebrating the Monarch Butterfly in México

The life cycle and migration of the monarch butterfly is arguably one of the most celebrated of any pollinator species. Eastern monarchs breed in the Great Plains and across central …

A painted lady butterfly on purple coneflower

Collaborating for Change: Charleston, the “Butterfly Capital” of Illinois

Mayor Brandon Combs of Charleston, Illinois signed the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge in 2019, and since then, has been a leader in monarch and pollinator conservation. In just over a year, …

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