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Yellowstone National Park gray wolf

For Dog Appreciation Month: The Origin of Domestic Dogs

April is Dog Appreciation Month, a good time for asking where in the wild these four-footed companions originally came from. For many years, scientists interested in canine evolution speculated that …

Alaska Brown Bear on Admiralty Island by April Carpenter

President’s Day: How Animals Lead

President’s Day weekend was set aside to honor the memory of our first president, George Washington,  celebrating his skillful leadership at the dawn of our history as a nation. Leadership …

Gray wolf

Changing Times for the Gray Wolf

Political, social and cultural progress on conservation issues are often slow in arriving, but when seen from atop the arc of time, the progress conservationists have made on some issues …

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering and even inspiring. 1. The Great Gulf Turtle …

pronghorn, corridor, migration

Know Your NWF: The Corridor Connection

When 19th-century American conservationists first set out to protect wild places, they created parks, national forests and various types of wildlife sanctuaries in relatively small patches. Despite their best intentions, …

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