Conservation

State of the Birds Report Underscores Important Successes of Conservation Legislation

The birds are not alright. North America has lost 3 billion breeding birds since 1970 — a loss of nearly 1 in 4, according to the 2022 State of the … Read more

Large, tan and brown boulders stand against a blue sky. There are images carved onto the face of the boulders.

Saving Caja del Rio in New Mexico

There’s a reason New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment: it is filled with abundant wildlife, vast mountain ranges, alpine forests, sweeping desert landscapes, and stunning sunsets. This … Read more

Inland fisheries biologist.

What’s Good for Biologists Is Good for Wildlife

Hanging out of airplanes with net launchers. Climbing trees to peer into bird nests. Crawling into bear dens.  Wildlife biologists get to do some pretty cool things. But their envy-invoking … Read more

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A Note to Our Canadian Neighbors: Dirty Mining Doesn’t Pan Out

Last summer confirmed what climate scientists have been telling us for decades:  Extreme climate events are the new normal. Witness Yellowstone, Kentucky, or St. Louis where catastrophic, once-in-a-1000-year flooding events … Read more

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Inside COP27— Key Takeaways 

Over the last two weeks, world leaders, negotiators, and thousands of other participants converged in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt for COP27, the 27th meeting of Parties to the United Nations Framework … Read more

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When We Save Wildlife, We Save Ourselves

More than one-third of best-known plant and animal species across the country are at heightened risk of disappearing. Facing shrinking habitats, climate change, disease and other threats, wildlife need our … Read more

Lauderdale Lakes City Commissioner, Beverly Williams

Expanding Tree Canopy and Environmental Stewardship in Broward County, FL

Broward County, Florida, is nestled in southeastern Florida, just north of Miami-Dade County with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Everglades to the west. It is Florida’s second-most … Read more

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Two Decades, 1.6 Million Acres: West Fork Grazing Permit Agreement Showcases Opportunity to Support At-Risk Wildlife

This month, in tandem with the 20th anniversary of its highly successful and innovative program resolving conflicts between livestock and at-risk wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation announced the addition of … Read more

Aerial photo outside of Xingu Indigenous Park in the Amazon.

Brazil’s Newly Elected President Prioritizes Protecting the Amazon

“We will resume monitoring and surveillance of the Amazon, and combat any and all illegal activity – whether it is mining, logging or improper agricultural occupation” – Luiz Inacio Lula … Read more

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Day of the Dead and Monarch Conservation 

For hundreds of years, as Day of the Dead celebrations begin, the blue skies of the State of Michoacán and the State of México are painted with bright orange, black … Read more