Alaska

How Art Can Inspire Climate Action

Alaska’s climate activists have raised the alarm on the need for the 49th states’ Congressional delegation to take climate action for people, wildlife, and public lands. Read one activist’s story …

Heating Up: Climate Change Harms Alaska’s Communities & Wildlife

Rising temperatures in the Bering Sea could disrupt fisheries and are linked to massive seabird die-offs, shifts in the local ecosystem, and hardship for Alaska Natives. In 2019, seabirds off …

The Rare Seal Population that Spends its Life in Freshwater

Iliamna Lake is the largest body of freshwater in Alaska and the home to a unique population of seal that spends its entire life in freshwater. Since most seal populations …

Our Newest Affiliate: Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

We are excited to announce that Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) has joined the National Wildlife Federation as our 52nd state or territorial affiliate. Inspired by the land, wildlife, cultures, …

A Toxic Proposal for Alaska’s Brown Bears

This summer, brown bears will converge on the pristine rivers, streams, and wetlands of Bristol Bay, Alaska to feed on sockeye salmon in preparation for a long winter of hibernation. …

arctic fox

Take the Arctic Wildlife Quiz

The Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth that includes the Arctic Ocean and the northern part of Alaska in the United States. Despite having long, cold …

bison

Five Places to Watch Wild Bison Roam

Few experiences are more awe-inspiring than seeing American bison in the wild. Bison are the largest land mammal in North America, weighing up to 2,000 pounds, and it is truly …

The Clock is Ticking for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was established over fifty years ago by President Eisenhower for its “unique wildlife, wilderness, and recreational values.” The 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act …

Protecting Home for Wildlife in the Arctic

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest, wildest and most pristine refuge in the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. It harbors many wildlife species, especially during the short summer …

caribou on the Arctic Coastal Plain

Renewed Arctic Refuge Drilling Push By Alaska Governor

NWF Seeks Permanent Protection for Imperiled Coastal Plain As we continue to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, the pristine wilderness of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (the subject of our newest …

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