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Cities Need Urban Wildlife Plans to Combat the Extinction Crisis

Urban wildlife are facing unprecedented challenges as development in the United States continues unabated. Habitat destruction and fragmentation mean less habitat in urban and suburban areas and fewer corridors for …

Good News for Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population

The latest numbers for the eastern monarch butterfly population have just been released and posted by Monarch Watch, and there’s some good news to report. The species has experienced a precipitous decline …

Monarch Butterfly 2018 Population Down by 14.8 Percent

The population number of eastern monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico has been released, showing a 14.8 percent decline over last year, continuing the downward trend that has resulted in an overall 90 percent …

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On a Monarch Mission

Did you know that monarch butterfly larva chew a notch in the stalk of a leaf before they eat it? Amazingly so, this behavior is called “leaf notching” and it …

How Communities Helped Wildlife in 2017

It has not been the best year for wildlife or conservation. But conservationists are still fighting and we have had some victories in 2017. Communities have been coming together to …

Montréal Mayor Makes Magnificent Commitment to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, became the first mayor in Québec to take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. Montréal is by far the largest city to take the pledge in Canada …

Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Expands South of the Border

As you head south on Interstate 35 in Texas, you pass through Austin which was named the most wildlife-friendly city in the United States by the National Wildlife Federation in …

Interstate 35: Monarch Butterfly Highway

While the side of a busy interstate may not seem like an ideal place to rest, roadside vegetation can surprisingly provide important respite for wildlife on the move- including butterflies, …

New Numbers Show Monarch Butterfly Populations Still in Trouble

The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) has been released showing a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population. Populations of this once-common iconic black and …

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12 Gifts You Gave to Wildlife This Year

This past year, thoughtful, generous, and passionate National Wildlife Federation supporters like you helped give countless wildlife the freedom to be wild and thrive. Thank you! Please enjoy reading about …

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