Conservation

Climate Policy Stifled, Wildlife Imperiled by Bioenergy

The conversation on climate and renewable energy policy in Congress is shifting, and it could have a big impact on wildlife. The first iterations of climate legislation have focused on …

Deer and Elk Need Funding and Research to Fight Chronic Wasting Disease

Sensational headlines and snake oil won’t stop the spread of CWD: it will take scientific research into how it’s spread and funding for strapped state wildlife agencies trying to manage it.

Working for Wildlife: National Wildlife Federation Teams up with Taylor Morrison

To address the ongoing wildlife crisis, where 1 in 3 U.S. species are in decline, business leaders are joining the movement to protect wildlife habitat. Starting this month, the National …

Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico

Nine Years After Deepwater Horizon

It has been nine years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing eleven men and unleashing an 87 day-long torrent of crude oil into …

Mussel Fatigue: Pollution Imperils the Ohio River’s Declining Mussels

The Ohio River’s freshwater mussels–and their natural water purifying abilities–could be jeopardized if pollution safeguards are weakened at any point along the mighty 8-state long waterway. The Ohio River Valley …

More Corn Ethanol, Less Water for Wildlife

It may be hard to imagine water scarcity, given that large swaths of the Midwest are still drying out after historic and catastrophic flooding, but recently released research points to …

Suddenly, the Fight to Protect Sage Grouse Becomes Very Real

At 4:15 AM, we stumbled out of our Rock Springs, Wyoming motel rooms to begin our search for sage grouse.  We were greeted with several pots of strong coffee in …

Pollution Problem: Protecting American Mink & the Ohio River

Right now, we have a short window of time to protect American mink and the Ohio River from heavy metal toxins and destructive invasive species. The Ohio River Valley Water …

Military Bases & Wildlife Share a Common Threat: Climate Change

Climate change is fueling extreme weather, resulting in more severe drought, floods, wildfires and hurricanes. Both the U.S. military and wildlife are put at further risk by federal inaction as …

Women in Conservation Leadership: Connecting through Conservation

The National Wildlife Federation is proud to announce the third Women in Conservation Leadership Summit will take place on March 16-19, 2020 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, …

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