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Make This the Best Week for Wildlife – #10WildlifeChampions

National Wildlife Week kicks into gear today. Will you join us in our big push for 10 members of the House of Representatives to commit THIS WEEK to support and …

Greater sage-grouse photo by Greg Bergquist

The Administration Leaves an Iconic Bird’s Fate Up in the Air

The fate of a one-of-a-kind bird that lives in a one-of-a-kind landscape is in limbo. So, why should anyone care? There are more than 350 reasons why. That’s the number …

The American Public Still Wants to Save the Bird and the Herd

Two years ago, four Western governors from both parties joined sportsmen and women, ranchers, private landowners, local, state and federal officials in Denver for what was supposed to be the …

A Tale of a Trail-blazing Monarch

It all began a year ago when a Monarch butterfly emerged from his chrysalis on September 16, 2016. Two hundred Sisters Middle School (SMS) students in Sisters, Oregon watched him …

Texas Birds and Bays – Hurricane Harvey’s Ecosystem Impacts

What will be the fate of wildlife and their habitats on the Texas Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey? Even as floodwaters from the most extreme rain event in …

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 …

Education: Key Strategy for Shark Species Success

A study done by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, published in early 2014, found that 25% of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to IUCN ( International Union …

Which Endangered Species Are You?

We want to  recognize the great work that has been accomplished using the Endangered Species Act (ESA), enacted by Congress in December of 1973. To celebrate the passage of this key piece …

Real Consequences of Climate Change in Peru

On a trip to Peru in March as part of NWF’s International Wildlife Conservation Team, I visited the place I called home for two years while serving as a Peace …

Green River, WY Photo Credit Jasperdo/flickr

Recovering America’s Wildlife

Many wildlife species across America are in decline. Today, one third of bird species in North America are in need of urgent conservation action, over 40 percent of freshwater fish …

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