People and Wildlife

Right whale breaching

Protecting North Atlantic Right Whales and Advancing Clean Energy

The National Wildlife Federation is proud to share an exciting new agreement to protect North Atlantic right whales while advancing clean, renewable, offshore wind energy. The agreement, signed by the … Read more

streets flooded in Annapolis, MD

Warming Waters, Wildlife, and Communities

It’s June 2022 and wildfires are erupting in the West, including in the place I call home: California. With high temperatures and dry conditions caused by climate change, these fires … Read more

Foraging in a Changing Climate

As spring passes and summer approaches, my mind always turns to harvesting on the land with my plant people community. Right now, it’s almost time to harvest my favorite treat … Read more

Community scientists doing pre-construction monitoring for terrapins and horseshoe crabs before a living shoreline is installed.

Restoration Project Monitoring–Why is it Important?

Restoring wildlife habitat is a wonderful way to protect the environment, but how does one know if a project is effective? – monitoring!  There are varying ways you can monitor … Read more

Japanese macaques

New Science on Same-sex Behavior in Wildlife

In honor of Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to look at same-sex sexual relationships in wildlife—from sea stars and birds, to monkeys and apes. Thanks to a cultural … Read more

Columbia River

Last Summer’s Heat Dome Effects Were Frightening–and They Aren’t Over

During the summer of 2021 millions of people in the Northwest were trapped in their homes, desperately seeking cool temperatures in the absence of air conditioning. As many of us … Read more

Red knots are common at and near Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware.

Synchronous Survival: Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs

Every year toward the beginning of May, in one of the great confluences of nature, red knots migrating from the southern tip of South America descend upon Delaware Bay in … Read more

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Hundreds of Mayors Across North America Lead in the Monarch Conservation Movement

The National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge program provides a framework for cities and communities to engage in monarch butterfly and pollinator conservation. Mayors and heads of local and tribal … Read more

Hooked On Family Fishing event

When it Rains it Pours: Families Hooked on Fishing

The weather on the morning of April 30th, 2022 was indecisive. Patches of blue sky and sun dared everyone to hope that the torrential rain forecasted for the day might … Read more

Nation Mobilizes Offshore Wind Energy at Carolina Long Bay

On May 11th, as part of the Biden administration’s ongoing commitment to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offered 110,091 … Read more