People and Wildlife

Are You a Whale Watcher, Saltwater Angler, or Birder?

A decision is about to be made that could greatly help the conservation of wildlife from humpback whales to striped bass to osprey.  And it all centers around a tiny … Read more

101 Years Isn’t Enough

Why the Migratory Bird Protection Act is necessary for a second century of success At the turn of the twentieth century, the future did not look bright for birds. Due … Read more

Animals Are Talking—Are You Listening?

This January, the National Wildlife Federation is teaming up with Dolittle as the wildlife conservation partner to spread the message that each of us can, like Dolittle himself, be a … Read more

A Canada goose with offspring

Protecting the Christmas Goose—One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

For centuries, the Christmas goose was a staple holiday dish both in Europe and the United States. The old English nursery rhyme recounts, “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting … Read more

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 … Read more

A Path to Conservation

Wind was whipping—blowing snow into our faces as we trudged the stair-master into the sky. The sensation of being hot and cold simultaneously was overwhelming. The gusting gale was enough … Read more

Be a “Nature’s Witness”!

It’s not often you get to wander through an animal kingdom where creatures large and small—from elephants, alligators and bobcats to pikas, polar bears and flamingos—all mingle together in perfect … Read more

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 … Read more

A Scary Ingredient in your Halloween Candy is Destroying Rainforests and Harming Wildlife

This Halloween, we should consider swapping the ordinary images of graveyards, ghosts and witches with that of burnt forests, skeletal trees and dying wildlife – because the scariest part of … Read more

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 … Read more