ecosystems

Farmland protected by a wetland buffer in the Prairie Potholes region, Iowa.

A Change in FEMA Policy Spells Good News for Communities, Wildlife, and Wildplaces Alike

In recent years, a great deal of science has confirmed the ability of natural infrastructure—such as healthy wetlands, floodplains, forests, coral reefs, and beaches—to reduce risk to human communities and …

Are You a Whale Watcher, Saltwater Angler, or Birder?

A decision is about to be made that could greatly help the conservation of wildlife from humpback whales to striped bass to osprey.  And it all centers around a tiny …

Biodiversity, Sharks and Healthy Oceans

April is Earth month – a time to reflect on our relationship with the planet and take a deeper dive into how Earth’s systems are handling rapid change. Eco-Schools USA is proud to share …

6 Wildlife Facts for World Wetlands Day

Forty-four years ago on February 2, 1971, on the Caspian Sea, a group of forward-thinking world leaders gathered to set-forth a framework for international cooperation to conserve the world’s wetlands. This day, World …

Wild Bison’s Long-Awaited Homecoming Continues

Inauguration Cherry Blossoms: A Harbinger of Climate Impacts to Come

New Report on Climate Change and Wildlife

Study: Asian carp could live in all five Great Lakes

If Asian carp invade the Great Lakes, the voracious fish could survive and spread throughout all five of the lakes, according to a new study by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and …

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

In the summer of 2011, resident George Walter submitted an application to the National Wildlife Federation to designate his retirement community, Oak Crest, as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Oak Crest is the largest retirement …

Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster

The old rock tune goes something like “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” That’s also a common problem in nature, especially after a traumatic blow to an …

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