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Farmers, Activists, & Public Officials: 5 Black Conservationists

From archivists of the traditional uses of native plants to advocates for the environment in government, Black and African Americans have contributed to the conservation movement in innumerable ways. For …

Gynandromorphic Cardinal

Spotted Zebras, Yellow Cardinals, and Three-Antlered Deer: What Causes these Animal Oddities?

Albinism, extra appendages, unique coat patterns—all are caused by changes in a species’ genetic makeup. Genetic mutations can alter how a species looks, how it behaves, and how its body …

Swept Away: Protecting Midwest Communities & Wildlife From Extreme Flooding

Last spring, heavy precipitation caused massive, long lasting flooding events that plagued the Midwest. This phenomenon proved fatal for people and wildlife alike: at least three deaths in the region …

Why States Should Not Wait to Confront Toxic PFAS Chemicals

A family of toxic chemicals called PFAS are posing serious threats to wildlife and communities around the country. PFAS are hard to avoid—they are used in everything from clothing to …

Salmon for Chummies

5 Wildlife Wins Delivered by the National Environmental Policy Act

Why Net-Zero Matters for Chipmunks, Butterflies, Moose, Turtles, and You!

Are You a Whale Watcher, Saltwater Angler, or Birder?

A decision is about to be made that could greatly help the conservation of wildlife from humpback whales to striped bass to osprey.  And it all centers around a tiny …

Can Western Monarchs Still Rebound?

On a crisp, cloudy morning in late November, biologist Emma Pelton was loving her job even more than usual. Peering through binoculars at the upper branches of a shaggy eucalyptus, …

101 Years Isn’t Enough

Why the Migratory Bird Protection Act is necessary for a second century of success At the turn of the twentieth century, the future did not look bright for birds. Due …

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