National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation The National Wildlife Federation is a non-profit organization that works to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world.
As America's largest conservation organization, National Wildlife Federation works with more than 6 million members, partners, and supporters in communities from coast-to-coast to actively educate, develop resources, and promote achievable solutions. Our efforts empower and inspire everyday Americans to PROTECT AND RESTORE WILDLIFE HABITAT: We defend America's safeguards and safe-havens for wildlife. CONNECT PEOPLE WITH NATURE: Through publications like National Wildlife®, Ranger Rick®, and Ranger Rick Jr® and our education programs and campaigns, we create opportunities for conservationists of all ages to connect with nature.
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Mission: Uniting all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in a rapidly changing world.

TODAY in Des Moines: The National Wildlife Federation is co-sponsoring a panel on climate impacts on vulnerable communit...
01/19/2020

TODAY in Des Moines: The National Wildlife Federation is co-sponsoring a panel on climate impacts on vulnerable communities & wildlife at 2:00 pm CST at Iowa Events Center in conjunction with the historic Brown & Black Forum.

RSVP or watch our live-stream today & learn how to #TakeClimateAction in your communities: natwild.life/RebuildingCommunities

Hundreds of young native trees in pots were given away at the annual Crawfordville Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaw...
01/19/2020

Hundreds of young native trees in pots were given away at the annual Crawfordville Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway, sponsored by our affiliate, the Florida Wildlife Federation.

Restoring habitat after Hurricane Michael has been an ongoing effort in Florida. As recovery is expensive, projects like our Trees for Wildlife program have helped provide communities with free resources to simultaneously rebuild the natural environment. Learn more: natwild.life/Trees4Wildlife-HurricaneMichael

As the wildlife conservation partner for Dolittle, we are excited to offer our Top 5 things you can do to help wildlife....
01/18/2020

As the wildlife conservation partner for Dolittle, we are excited to offer our Top 5 things you can do to help wildlife. You’ll find these tips at the link below.

Thank you Dolittle for supporting our work for wildlife. See the movie in theaters now!

https://www.nwf.org/dolittle

“As a lifelong animal-lover and naturalist, I’ve always fantasized about being able to communicate with animals and in t...
01/17/2020

“As a lifelong animal-lover and naturalist, I’ve always fantasized about being able to communicate with animals and in turn, be a voice for our fellow creatures who cannot speak up for themselves,” says our naturalist Dave Mizejewski.

See why he’s excited about Dolittle, in theaters TODAY!

https://blog.nwf.org/2020/01/animals-are-talking-are-you-listening/

The Boundary Waters provide outstanding habitat for moose, bear, otters, lynx, wolves, and dozens of other species, incl...
01/16/2020
Protecting America’s Most Popular Wilderness Area

The Boundary Waters provide outstanding habitat for moose, bear, otters, lynx, wolves, and dozens of other species, including hundreds of varieties of birds. A single open pit mine above this watershed could pollute the pristine waters forever.

U.S. House Rep. Betty McCollum, (D-Minn.), introduced legislation to protect the nation's most visited wilderness area from pollution due to a proposed nearby mining operation. The National Wildlife Federation hopes to see the legislation pass.

01/16/2020
National Wildlife Photo Contest is OPEN.

Our 49th annual National Wildlife photo contest is open! Submit your best wildlife & nature photos and you’ll have the chance to win cash prizes — like our $5,000 Grand Prize — and to see your work published in the pages of our award-winning magazine. natwild.life/NWPC2020

Animals are talking. Are you listening? We are proud to be the wildlife conservation partner for Dolittle, opening in th...
01/15/2020
Dolittle | National Wildlife Federation

Animals are talking. Are you listening? We are proud to be the wildlife conservation partner for Dolittle, opening in theaters Friday.

Be a voice for wildlife and tell us what actions you will take.

Animals Are Talking. Are You Listening? Join with National Wildlife Federation and Dolittle to Be a Voice for Wildlife!

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has signed the Mayors Monarch Pledge! The City of San Diego will plant milkweed & other ...
01/15/2020
San Diego Mayor Signs Pledge To Help Endangered Monarch Butterflies

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has signed the Mayors Monarch Pledge! The City of San Diego will plant milkweed & other native plants that are vital for monarchs, and actively encourage residents to do the same!

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined hundreds of other U.S. mayors when he signed the Mayors Monarch Pledge. Signing the pledge commits the city to take action to help the endangered butterfly.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial board is right: “West Virginians have enough trouble fighting for their right to c...
01/13/2020
Gazette-Mail editorial: Environmental rollbacks will only hurt citizens

The Charleston Gazette-Mail editorial board is right: “West Virginians have enough trouble fighting for their right to clean air and clean water within the regulations that are already in place. Hamstringing what some call the “Magna Carta” of federal regulations concerning the environment will only make that battle more difficult, and it’s highly questionable whether they will see any economic benefit in return.”

Thank you to our affiliate, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, for fighting to #ProtectNEPA – landmark environmental legislation that has protected wildlife and public health for 50 years!

It’s sometimes easy to forget that certain rules and regulations are in place for a reason.

ICYMI: The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan PFAS Action Act last week.“People and wildlife alike should ha...
01/12/2020
PFAS Action Act Will Protect Drinking Water, Wildlife

ICYMI: The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan PFAS Action Act last week.

“People and wildlife alike should have a right to clean water without risk of poisoning from dangerous toxic chemicals" said Collin O'Mara, NWF president & CEO.

The House of Representatives voted on the bipartisan PFAS Action Act, to require EPA to set drinking water limits for at least two types of “high concern” PFAS, designate them as hazardous and address ongoing PFAS releases into our air and water, among other provisions.

Check out this stunning video of a mountain lion exploring a potential meal in Wyoming. Once at historic lows, conservat...
01/10/2020
VIDEO: Mountain lion on High School Butte

Check out this stunning video of a mountain lion exploring a potential meal in Wyoming.

Once at historic lows, conservation efforts have helped stabilize mountain lion populations in western states.

A mountain lion was spotted Wednesday on High School Butte, occasionally leaving the cover of a juniper tree to descend onto a carcass further downhill. The animal's presence prompted the

After seeing how beavers helped Birch Creek flow again, Idaho rancher Jay Wilde has inspired hundreds of people to try b...
01/10/2020
How Beavers Boost Stream Flows • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

After seeing how beavers helped Birch Creek flow again, Idaho rancher Jay Wilde has inspired hundreds of people to try beaver-assisted stream restoration. Learn how nature's best engineers also create habitat for sage grouse & cutthroat trout!

Thirteen years ago, Idaho rancher Jay Wilde sat in his kitchen sipping coffee before dawn. As the caffeine kicked in, he was once again pondering why the stream running through …

The National Environmental Policy Act safeguards the voices of every American who wants a say in decisions that affect t...
01/09/2020
Proposal Would Stifle Public Participation in Federal Projects, Threaten Public Health, Environment

The National Environmental Policy Act safeguards the voices of every American who wants a say in decisions that affect their water, land, & air—as well as wildlife. However, White House Council on Environmental Quality's proposed changes will endanger public health & the environment.

“We urge the Administration to withdraw this misguided proposal that will eviscerate the public’s right to be heard and jettison science-based decision-making." -- NWF's Collin O'Mara. #ProtectNEPA #ProtectYourVoice

Scheduled new proposed changes to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations will fundamentally undermine public input on major federal actions and weaken public health and environmental protections for wildlife and people alike.

The catastrophic, climate-fueled megafires in Australia, which have killed nearly 1 billion wild animals and threatened ...
01/09/2020
Australian Megafires Devastate Wildlife, Indigenous Communities Alike and Highlight Dire Need for Climate Action

The catastrophic, climate-fueled megafires in Australia, which have killed nearly 1 billion wild animals and threatened Australia’s indigenous communities, highlight the dire need for leaders in the United States and around the world to enact aggressive and innovative climate solutions.

The catastrophic, climate-fueled megafires in Australia, which have killed nearly 1 billion wild animals and threatened Australia’s indigenous communities, highlight the dire need for leaders in the United States and around the world to enact aggressive and innovative climate solutions.

“It is imperative that we safeguard protections against significant losses of birds even when not deliberate, and the Mi...
01/08/2020

“It is imperative that we safeguard protections against significant losses of birds even when not deliberate, and the Migratory Bird Protection Act does just that.”

Learn how the Migratory Bird Protection Act can reaffirm 100 years of protections ➡️ natwild.life/pressreleaseMBPA

A win for wildlife in Colorado, Nebraska, & Wyoming! The extension of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program w...
01/06/2020
Platte River Recovery Implementation Program contract extended through 2032

A win for wildlife in Colorado, Nebraska, & Wyoming! The extension of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program will help species like the interior least tern, piping plover and whooping crane.

WASHINGTON — The Platte River Recovery Implementation Program Cooperative Agreement has been extended through the end of 2032.

Wildlife crossings, a huge boon to drivers and wildlife like elk, mule deer and bears, are the center of controversy in ...
01/04/2020
When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate

Wildlife crossings, a huge boon to drivers and wildlife like elk, mule deer and bears, are the center of controversy in Island Park, Idaho. Learn about how local conservationists, including our affiliate Idaho Wildlife Federation, are advocating for wildlife.

In Island Park, Idaho, a fight over roadkill became a referendum on government control.

Want to help sea otter populations? Start with estuaries, says new research published in PeerJ. The study found that Cal...
01/03/2020
Key to helping southern sea otter is in repopulating estuaries such as San Francisco Bay

Want to help sea otter populations? Start with estuaries, says new research published in PeerJ. The study found that California could triple its population of southern sea otters by repopulating the largest estuary on the coast—the San Francisco Bay.

The picture of sea otters frolicking among kelp beds and rocky shoals has become an iconic image of the California coastline. But it may be drawing attention away from the value of other habitat that could truly help the endangered species in its recovery—estuaries.

Wild salmon, from the Pacific Coast to eastern Idaho, are struggling. From climate change to low flows to migration prob...
01/02/2020
Finding Common Ground, Share Solutions for Lower Snake River Salmon, Communities • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

Wild salmon, from the Pacific Coast to eastern Idaho, are struggling. From climate change to low flows to migration problems caused by dams to overharvesting, these fish are barreling toward extinction. We need to act before it’s too late.

Our shared interests in Washington and throughout the Columbia and Snake River Basins are greater than the issues that divide us. In fact, a new report from Governor Jay Inslee …

ICYMI: In a winter win for wildlife, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross instituted a moratorium on Atlantic menhaden in t...
01/02/2020
Menhaden: Why We Should Be Thankful for this Tiny Fish • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

ICYMI: In a winter win for wildlife, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross instituted a moratorium on Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay after years of overfishing by Omega Protein. This forage fish is a vital food source for humpback whales and other wildlife who call the Atlantic coast home.

Breaking: In a winter win for wildlife, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross instituted a moratorium on Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay after years of overfishing by Omega Protein. This …

01/01/2020

From our family of wildlife enthusiasts to yours, Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your support. We are grateful to have you by our side as we continue our fight for wildlife into 2020.

The decline of caribou in the lower 48 states reached a sorrowful conclusion in 2018, when the last wild caribou that mi...
12/31/2019
Rescuing Reindeer: Caribou on the Brink • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

The decline of caribou in the lower 48 states reached a sorrowful conclusion in 2018, when the last wild caribou that migrated back-and-forth from British Columbia to Idaho was relocated as part of Canadian caribou recovery efforts. Deforestation, parasites, and booming deer populations perpetuated the decline of Idaho’s herds for decades, with herds like those of the Selkirk Mountains dwindling on life-support for almost 35 years.

Remaining native populations, like the porcupine caribou herd, can be found in Alaska, though they are threatened by a warming habitat and oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Learn 6 facts about caribou — and how you can support their restoration! https://natwild.life/RescuingReindeer

Due in part to their signature antlers and magical characterization in popular holiday tales, reindeer are ubiquitous throughout the winter season. Caribou, as reindeer are called in North America, used …

Craving some cozy? Here’s ten species, such as the arctic fox, whose incredible adaptations help them withstand the wint...
12/30/2019
Top 10 Winter Warriors • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

Craving some cozy? Here’s ten species, such as the arctic fox, whose incredible adaptations help them withstand the winter elements.

Let’s take a look a ten “winter warriors” of the animal kingdom with incredible adaptations to help them withstand the unforgiving winter elements. Polar Bear Polar bears live in the …

These 8 facts will make crave the warmth of America’s Everglades—home to several vulnerable species including the Florid...
12/27/2019
8 Facts You Didn’t Know About America’s Everglades — And Why We Must Restore this Incredible Place • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

These 8 facts will make crave the warmth of America’s Everglades—home to several vulnerable species including the Florida panther, American crocodile, and West Indian manatee.

America’s Everglades is a subtropical wetland ecosystem spanning 1.5 million acres across south Florida. Known as a biodiversity hotspot, the Everglades is filled with an abundance of wildlife and is …

In North America, reindeer are also called caribou. Here's 12 more fast reindeer facts to delight family and friends: na...
12/26/2019

In North America, reindeer are also called caribou. Here's 12 more fast reindeer facts to delight family and friends: natwild.life/v2m

🎵 Outside the snow is falling and birds are calling yoohoo...🎵 Hoping to host some feathered friends this holiday? Here'...
12/24/2019
Attracting Birds - Garden for Wildlife | National Wildlife Federation

🎵 Outside the snow is falling and birds are calling yoohoo...🎵

Hoping to host some feathered friends this holiday? Here's a few neighborly tips:
🐦Provide water: A simple birdbath is a great start.
🐦Keep dead trees: A place for birds to find food and seek shelter from bad weather
🐦Offer food in feeders: Helpful sources of supplemental food during times of food scarcity

There are a number of ways to attract birds to your garden, from planting native plants to providing safe stopover areas for them to eat, drink and nest.

Honk, honk. Although a "Christmas Goose" might be a tradition of times past, enjoy this conservation success story about...
12/24/2019
Protecting the Christmas Goose—One Step Forward and Two Steps Back • The National Wildlife Federation Blog

Honk, honk. Although a "Christmas Goose" might be a tradition of times past, enjoy this conservation success story about (formerly) endangered geese in Alaska—and how the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was a important factor in their recovery!

Although no longer a common symbol for the holiday, especially in the United States, the goose now serves as an emblem for successful conservation.

Legislation proposed by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto—and supported by the entire Nevada Congressional delegation—will ...
12/21/2019
Stronger Protections for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Legislation proposed by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
—and supported by the entire Nevada Congressional delegation—will provide important, increased protections for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in The Sagebrush State.

A new bill introduced by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto will provide important, increased protections for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada.

“Governor Jay Inslee has taken a much-needed step, allowing us to take an honest look at how we’ve managed the Snake Riv...
12/20/2019
Gov. Inslee’s Leadership Launches Key Discussions on Lower Snake River

“Governor Jay Inslee has taken a much-needed step, allowing us to take an honest look at how we’ve managed the Snake River and the true cost of declining salmon runs to our regional communities, upriver, downriver and on the coast,” said National Wildlife Federation's Tom France.

“This report offers Washingtonians an opportunity to show how we can maintain affordable clean energy, recover salmon and other wildlife, promote prosperity throughout the lower Snake River Basin, and restore our river ecosystems.”

A new draft report from Governor Jay Inslee-convened task force opens the door to collaborative, wide-ranging discussions about the future of salmon and wildlife in the lower Snake River, economic development throughout the region, and clean and affordable energy for Washingtonians.

New legislation from Senator Jon Tester affirms the water rights of the Fort Belknap Tribes and will also return ancestr...
12/19/2019
Tester Bill Rights a Historic Wrong by Returning Ancestral Lands to Tribal Control, Updating Water Compact

New legislation from Senator Jon Tester affirms the water rights of the Fort Belknap Tribes and will also return ancestral lands to tribal control.

"In addition to bringing some overdue closure to the Tribes’ claims, this proposal will benefit wildlife populations, habitat integrity and water quality."

New legislation from U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) affirms the water rights of the Fort Belknap Tribes and will also return ancestral lands to tribal control by restoring the Grinnell Notch to federal trust status for the Tribes.

"A new study...suggests that beavers may be protecting life around streams [from wildfires], thanks to their signature d...
12/16/2019
Are Beavers Nature’s “Little Firefighters”? - Eos

"A new study...suggests that beavers may be protecting life around streams [from wildfires], thanks to their signature dams. Satellite images from five major wildfires in the United States revealed that corridors around beaver habitat stayed green even after a wildfire."

Read about NWF Northern Rockies and Prairies' work to restore beavers: natwild.life/beaver-restoration

It’s about dam time: Beavers are acknowledged for their firefighting skills in five recent blazes.

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