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Pivotal Moment for Everglades Restoration Twenty Years in the Making

America’s Everglades once covered some three million acres – a shallow “river of grass” slowly flowing from headwaters near Lake Okeechobee in the center of the state all the way …

Three images, black bear, gray wolf, bison

New Montana Legislation Is a Threat to Wildlife

Montana has captivated the wonder of people for generations with some of the most iconic landscapes and wildlife – many of which people have only seen in zoos. But that’s …

Join us on our road to the Final Fur!

Help us celebrate National Wildlife Week as we kick off our Final Fur tournament! Cheer on your favorite native North American species as they compete for honor, glory, and the …

Road to the Final Fur: Round Two

The Road to the Final Fur kicked off in a furrenzy of competition! But only sixteen fierce species were able to advance to Round 2. Hailing from habitats that run …

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 …

NWF Naturalist Offers Bear Encounter Tips

Encounters with black bears have been making the news lately, both in wilderness areas as well as closer to home in suburbia. National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski was interviewed on …

Speaking of Bears

Bears delight us all—as M.E. Beatty wrote in Bears of Yosemite, “Of all the animals in our national parks, the bear undoubtedly ranks first in public interest.” There is a …

Browns Canyon Success! Five Species Whose Home is Now Permanently Protected

Stunning and wild. Best white-water rafting in the country. Paradise for people and wildlife alike. This is Colorado’s Browns Canyon, America’s newest national monument. Located about 130 miles southwest of …

Pass the Proposal to Protect Clean Water

Arkansas residents have already come extremely close to losing one of their most beloved and keystone animals, the black bear. Arkansas was once unofficially known as “The Bear State,” but …

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Unlikely Wildlife Companions Throughout History

About a month ago, the small town of Thousand Oaks, California was haunted by the ghost of a cobra – an albino monacled cobra, to be specific. For four days, …

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