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Hoof, Pad and Flipper: A Closer Look At Wildlife That Run and Crawl

The National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us” is helping us look today at wild creatures that run, walk and crawl. Fastest Let’s start with the animal that … Read more

The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of … Read more

Should we plug the hole in the St. Clair River?

Two years ago when I started working on the issue of Great Lakes water loss I went to a meeting in Canada. When crossing the border, much to my surprise, … Read more

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Eight Wild Animal Species the Pilgrims Ate—and How They Are Today

[br] The Pilgrims’ first thanksgiving celebration (which lasted three days) probably took place in mid October 1621, after an unexpectedly bountiful harvest. The newcomers invited local Indians—who had given them … Read more

Massive Fish Kill Reported Off Louisiana

Just yesterday, we were bringing you news of new oil ashore in Lousiana. Today, there’s word of a new fish kill: Plaquemines Parish officials have asked state wildlife officials to … Read more

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, has returned to the Gulf Coast. It’s his third trip since the BP oil disaster began more than three months ago. … Read more

United Nations Rejects Ban on Bluefin Tuna Exports and International Polar Bear Trade

Yesterday, on March 18th, 2010, the United Nations rejected a proposal to ban export of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. This U.S.-backed proposal was defeated after major lobbying by the Japanese. … Read more

Wildlife Vampires – Part 4

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Happy Halloween! We’ve saved the best for last. There are several species of diminutive candiru catfish … Read more

Arctic Geese Now Skipping Migration

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found that 30% of Pacific Brant are now wintering over in Alaska. Julia Whitty at Mother Jones reports: Usually Brant stream … Read more

Safeguarding Fish In a Warming World – The Warming Arctic

On Thursday, the Obama Administration approved the Fishery Management Plan for the fish resources of the Arctic. The plan prevents the expansion of commercial fishing into large areas of the … Read more