People and Wildlife

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Fighting Plastic Pollution Through Community

The plastic pollution crisis is an ever-growing problem that affects wildlife, humans, and the physical environments around us on a multitude of levels. Each year more plastic is produced and … Read more

Two elk stand in a river, seemingly escaping a wildfire raging behind them.

How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Wildlife?

Have you noticed the summers getting smokier? If you’ve found yourself coughing more, seeing the sky tinged with an eerie orange, or even just catching the faint scent of burning … Read more

Plastic Summer

Keep Calm; Summer Is Here!  Summer usually marks the arrival of more family activities. Since children are off from school many take advantage of this time to go on vacation. … Read more

Sea turtle swimming amongst plastic waste. Photo by Rich Carey

Quiz: What is Your Plastic Eco-Score?

The impact of plastic pollution on humans and wildlife has been well documented – but what can be done? Tell us about your lifestyle and we’ll give you an eco-score … Read more

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LGBTQ+ Young Leaders in Conservation

The National Wildlife Federation recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in our work and in the conservation movement at large. The participation and leadership or marginalized and previously excluded … Read more

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Queer Ecology: Identity and Field Research

In celebrating Pride Month, it’s crucial that we not only elevate and celebrate the voices and contributions of queer scientists, but also acknowledge and address the specific obstacles they may … Read more

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Queer Ecology: A Spectrum of Perspective

As we continue our celebration of Pride Month and our exploration of queer ecology, we return to the intersection of queer identities and ecological science. In the first part of … Read more

Queer Ecology: Relationships to Nature

Pride Month is the perfect time to recognize the intersection of our identities with the natural world around us. In this spirit, this month we will dive into a topic … Read more

A group of four bighorn sheep walk past an "animal crossing" sign.

Getting to the Other Side: Helping Wildlife Cross the Road

Numbers don’t lie. More often than not, they tell us an important story. Consider the following figures for wildlife-vehicle collisions: At the national scale, these collisions kill as many as … Read more

A hand is seen holding a brown crayfish.

The Catch: Fishing Fun with Friends

On a rare warm day in late April, 27 volunteers, 60 participants, and one crayfish named Dennis congregated at scenic Camp Angelos in Corbett, OR. The occasion was the Association … Read more