People and Wildlife

An Innovator in the Conservation Conversation: Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer

Dr. Margaret Hiza Redsteer is a research scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey, a professor, and an expert on climate change. Her interest in the effects of our changing climate …

Ten Big Wins For Land, Water and Wildlife

This week the President signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. Aptly named for the late Congressman and conservation champion John D. Dingell, Jr., this bill …

RecycleMania Takes on the Plastic Problem

From major companies dropping plastic straws from their stores to municipalities instituting plastic bag fees or bans, the conversation about single-use plastics has evolved quickly. Beneficiaries of efforts to decrease …

Shining Through the Mist: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Dian Fossey

As the National Wildlife Federation celebrates Women’s History Month, we take a look at Dian Fossey, an American primatologist and preservationist, best known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain …

National Wildlife Week: Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Wildlife in urban areas face unique challenges as we humans pave roads, build storm water systems and expand our neighborhoods. NWF’s Top 10 Cities for Wildlife are taking concrete steps …

Visionaries in Conservation: The Women Behind the Movement

Dr. Rachel Carson is often heralded as the woman who inspired the modern conservation movement. Her book Silent Spring, published in 1962, serves as the genesis of half a century …

Got (Clean) Water?

“ I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green …

John Francis, the Planetwalker: A Champion for the Environment

In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating the many African Americans – like Dr. John Francis — who have contributed to the environmental conservation movement. Dr. Francis’ unique …

Get Outside and Enjoy Wildlife–From a Distance

At the National Wildlife Federation, we’re often asked by the media for advice on how to avoid getting attacked by wild animals. While sensationalist stories of wildlife attacks are popular …

The Land and Water Conservation Fund: Preserving Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Public lands were created for all Americans – no matter their race, age, gender, religion or socioeconomic status. They are a uniquely American idea that is rooted in deep sense of egalitarianism. While each of …

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