POLL: Should the Migratory Bird Treaty Act remain in place and be enforced?

This is for the birds. One of America’s oldest conservation laws and wildlife successes is under attack. Passed during the Woodrow Wilson administration in 1918, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act was passed as a result of dramatic declines in American bird populations. Realizing the need for broad protection, Congress made it: “unlawful at any time, […]

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Advocates Raise Millions for Wildlife Bridge in Los Angeles

It’s not an easy life for the mountain lions and other animals that make their home in the Santa Monica Mountains. Because they’re so isolated, Los Angeles mountain lions are almost 100 percent likely to become extinct in 50 years due to inbreeding, which can cause health problems and unusual behavior. Leaving their territory is […]

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Why the Line 5 Oil Pipeline Threatens the Great Lakes

An aging oil pipeline moves 23 million gallons of oil and natural gas liquids per day along the bottomlands of the Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron crash into each other in the heart of the Great Lakes. This pipeline – Line 5, built in 1953 – is operated by the same […]

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POLL: Will the promise of “crystal clear water” be broken by Trump?

President Trump has said that he wants the nation to have “crystal clear water,” and it would be hard to find anyone who would disagree with that. However, last week, the Administration released an executive order that would take the country in the opposite direction — rolling back a rule aimed at bettering the drinking […]

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The U.S. House of Representatives Declares War on Wildlife and the Environment

Can the second session of the 113th U.S. House of Representatives be any more harmful to wildlife and the environment than the first session of 2013? It appears that they can! On January 3, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives convened to start its second session of the 113th Congress. By the end of the […]

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How to Enjoy Owls in Winter (or Anytime)

Owls have been in the spotlight recently, from the DC snowy owl to the Colbert Report. They are incredible and elusive creatures. Here are some ways you can experience and learn about owls first-hand this winter. Go on an owl walk, or “owling.” Winter is actually a great time to search for owls (as long […]

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Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore

When we discuss sea ice here at NWF, we’re usually talking about polar bears. But this month, the annual loss of sea ice in the Arctic is affecting another marine mammal: walruses.Right now, melting ice caused by climate change is putting thousands of Pacific walruses that were forced onto shore in Alaska at risk of […]

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Stop Hard Rock Mines from Poisoning Grizzlies

In a huge victory for wildlife, Anglo American, one of the two companies seeking to build Alaska’s controversial Pebble mine, is dropping the project in the face of growing public concern over the mine’s impacts upon wildlife and Native communities in the Bristol Bay region. The Pebble mine would be the largest open pit mine […]

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POLL: Should President Obama Reject the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline?

The continuing wildlife crisis in Canada’s boreal forest just got worst as the Alberta government, after 8 years of delays, released a wetlands policy that gives 195 destructive tar sands mining and drilling projects a pass on having to comply with wetlands protections. The Alberta government’s wetland policy, released Tuesday, exempts all approved and amazingly […]

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In the land of Stripes ……

It was a patchy summer morning. The early arrival of monsoon in Rajasthan had made it intolerably humid .Our jeep came to a sudden halt – but unlike the previous ones , this one brought a bright smile to my face. A flock of fidgety male peacocks, screaming impulsively with mirth at the edge of […]

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