People and Wildlife

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 …

Buffalo: The Drumbeat of a People

Growing up in suburban Ohio, the image of bison (or buffalo, as they are traditionally referred to by tribes) roaming the western prairies was something relegated to the history books. …

The Future of Campus Life: Learn How Campuses are reducing plastics and other waste

In the recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released in May, shocking news was shared about the health of the world’s wildlife populations …

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 …

Making Room for Wildlife in Surprising Places

The National Wildlife Federation is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, a growing suburb of Washington, D.C., and also the very first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Virginia. I …

Our Newest Affiliate: Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

We are excited to announce that Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) has joined the National Wildlife Federation as our 52nd state or territorial affiliate. Inspired by the land, wildlife, cultures, …

Pollinator Protection: Pledges, Policy and Proclamations

Substantive commitment to create a pollinator friendly world has increased significantly in the last three years. Local, state, and national efforts across North America are expanding and some include incentives. …

The Chesapeake Bay Community Celebrates an Important Milestone

The year 2019 means a lot to the environmental community in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Ten years ago, the nonprofit community came together under the Choose Clean Water Coalition hosted …

“Gonging,” Camden Yards Cleanup, and more at Baltimore Wildlife Week 2019

Earlier this month, the National Wildlife Federation successfully hosted its second annual Baltimore Wildlife Week. With a multitude of events, Wildlife Week highlighted conservation projects, public green space, and opportunities …

Capturing Habitat Garden History in The Smithsonian Gardens

Your wildlife habitat garden can be digitally archived in Smithsonian Community of Gardens as part of its Archives of American Gardens! Submit images or video and stories of gardens where …

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