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‘Nearby Nature’ is a Human Right

Cities are increasingly acknowledging the need to incorporate nature and green space into their urban planning while balancing new development. This increases livability for city residents, in addition to benefiting …

A Bug’s Eye view : Protecting Habitats Protects Life at Smithsonian Gardens

Imagine a larger than life journey through the habitat elements of food, water, cover and places to raise young. Each turn is a new discovery of wildlife life above and …

Why Public Lands and the Land and Water Conservation Fund Matter to America’s Veterans & Their Families

Thump, thump. “Shhhhhh, stop throwing rocks, you are going to scare the fish,” said my grandfather. Heeding this warning and watching him slowly wade up the river to sneak up …

Educating a Future Generation of Stewards

To succeed as global citizens and future stewards of our planet, children and young adults should be well-versed in the underlying principles of nature and wildlife. Through educational partnerships focused …

Arkansas Wildlife Federation and National Wildlife Federation Host Steel Shot Trap Station for Outdoor Writers Association of America Conference

“Pull!” The orange disc arcs outward, the barrel swings, and the clay breaks. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission hosted the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA) at the Dr. …

Cultivating Conservation Leaders in Detroit

The distance from urban communities to the lands of traditional conservation activity seems vast. By their nature, cities often have less natural space, where wildlife tends to thrive. The National …

Aedes aegypti, the primary Zika virus vector, feeds on human blood. Photo by James Gathany.

Three Natural Ways to Reduce Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes are a persistent annoyance during the summer months, and while we can empathize with the fantasy of totally eradicating these biting insects in a tornado of poisons, we at …

Celebrating Pride Month and Diversity in Conservation

Natural ecosystems are strongest and most healthy when they are diverse, and so is the conservation movement. June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and for the first time the National Wildlife …

River Otters, Chickadees, & Butterflies, Oh My!: Seattle Wildlife in the City Week

Did you hear the news? Last month, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan declared the second week of May “Wildlife in the City Week”–and just in time to celebrate the Emerald City …

When we save wildlife, we save ourselves

Wildlife, nature, and the outdoors are essential to any child’s upbringing. Most of us can remember a time in our childhood we spent exploring nature – but now, much of …

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