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Species of Concern Across America: Find Your State

As we mark the 15th anniversary of Endangered Species Day and celebrate the biodiversity around us, let’s take a look at some of the most threatened species in each state …

4 Success Stories to Celebrate on July 4th

America has a proud history of stepping up when our beloved and iconic species need our help. Right now, however, up to a third of our wildlife species are at …

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We Almost Lost the Southern Sea Otter—Will We Act in Time for Other Wildlife at Risk?

A sea otter cub sleeps in the embrace of its mother. The rocking waves in the kelp bed and the mother’s constant grooming are soothing. Above them on California’s coastal …

Eastern spotted skunk

The Mystery of the Spotted Skunk

The species of skunk that literally stands on its front paws when threatened is quickly vanishing from its historic range across our central, eastern, and southern states. Known to be …

'i'iwi

Will This Rare Hawaiian Forest Bird Go Extinct?

Read wildlife photographer Jim Denny’s story of the declining Hawaiian i`iwi and the lobelia flower that depend upon one another. Then, please join with the National Wildlife Federation and partners …

A Sneak Preview of 2018 Conservation

The past year left many people wondering about the future for wildlife in America. We saw the Trump Administration wreak havoc on our land, water, and air, rolling back regulations …

Bighorn sheep photo by Tim Rains (NPS)

Will Congress Leave Wildlife Out to Dry this Year?

In our own lives, the new year often comes with a to-do list. Whether it’s filing financial paperwork or setting goals for the year ahead like going to the gym …

swift fox

Saving the Swift Fox Took Swift Action

A swift fox races the prairie sunset at a breathtaking pace of 30 mph. Nearby, her kits curl up safe and snug in their den. Thanks to proactive conservation led …

Grizzlies Adapt to a Changing Environment and Prosper!

Forty-two years after grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem were listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has decided that the Yellowstone grizzly …

bald eagle

Bald Eagles Soaring After Recovery

This Fourth of July marks the 12th year since the bald eagle glided off the endangered species list. Today, eagles soar in ever higher numbers and across all states, except …

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