National Wildlife Refuges

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Sea Turtles Return! Restoring Habitat in the Gulf

On a stretch of sandy beach off of Louisiana’s coast, something remarkable has happened – the sea turtles are back! For the first time in 75 years, sea turtle nests …

Grey reef shark

Sharks in the Parks

From sea to shining sea, sharks can be found in the waters of our national parks, national monuments, and national wildlife refuges. With over 500 species of sharks in the …

The Unknown Story of the Mighty Muskoxen

Muskox, just say it out loud…muskox. In addition to being one of the greatest words (subjectively) to speak in the English language, it’s also a large arctic mammal known for …

How Do You Protect 2 Million Acres of Wild Lands?

Think about a park, forest, hiking trail, or wild lands you visit to experience and enjoy wildlife. It could be a big place like California’s Kings Canyon National Park, the …

On the Endangered List: The Land and Water Conservation Fund

You might expect our political leaders to champion a 50-year-plus program that has conserved more than 500 million acres in every state and nearly every county for wildlife habitat, hunting, …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Refuge or Oilfield?

America, If we do not stand up for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge right now, we will lose it. Arctic wildlife, like polar bears, the Porcupine caribou, and millions of …

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Time to Stand Up for a Special Wild Place

Some of America’s most iconic wildlife and fish, including polar bears, grizzly bears, muskoxen, caribou, and hundreds of thousands of birds from around the globe, live in or annually migrate …

Bighorn sheep

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 …

Waterways for Wildlife

Several National Wildlife Federation programs support the waterways and habitats in these important lands. Here are a few of our favorites: Supawna Meadows National Refuge The Supawna Meadows National Refuge …

Losing a National Treasure

The Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a prime example of what the northern Everglades once looked like – an intricate mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass, sloughs, tree …

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