Possum on a Half Shell
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Possum on a Half Shell

What do possum on a half-shell, Texas speedbump, and pocket dinosaur all have in common? They’re all the same animal – the nine-banded armadillo. These mammals, known for being common roadkill and a property pest, […]

1st Reintroduced Salmon Return
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1st Reintroduced Salmon Return

California salmon reintroduced to their historic habitat as juveniles are, for the first time, returning to their home rivers to spawn. Their journey home demonstrates that fish reintroductions can successfully return Golden State salmon to […]

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Forage Fish Conservation Act Would Help Protect Ocean Food Webs

To strengthen protections for fisheries and promote responsible management of forage fish, National Wildlife Federation supports new bipartisan legislation. These populations—which include herring, shad, anchovies, and sardines—are critical to marine ecosystems, from larger fish to […]

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Male killer whales more frequent hunters

NOAA Fisheries researchers examining the diving behavior of endangered Southern Resident killer whales have found that male killer whales hunt more often than female whales do and that, despite their name, killer whales do not […]

The Conservation Fund Acquires 18,000 Acres In West Virginia
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The Conservation Fund Acquires 18,000 Acres In West Virginia

Two Weeks ago, The Conservation Fund announced its purchase of 18,778 acres of forestland—an important step toward significantly increasing public access for hunting and wildlife-associated recreation in northwestern West Virginia, while benefiting threatened and endangered […]

Helping The Smalltooth Sawfish
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Helping The Smalltooth Sawfish

The smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) once roamed throughout the Gulf of Mexico and along the East Coast, but now calls South Florida, particularly Everglades National Park, home. Smalltooth sawfish were protected under the Endangered Species […]

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Atlantic Right Whales – NOAA Update

Why is the endangered western North Atlantic right whale population growing far more slowly than those of southern right whales, a sister species also recovering from near extinction by commercial whaling?  NOAA Fisheries researchers and […]

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The Marine Debris Team Strikes Again

An estimated 52 metric tons (115,000 pounds) of derelict fishing gear collects on the shallow coral reefs and shores of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands every year. Since 1996, our marine debris team has removed 848 […]

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20 eastern indigo snakes just released

Twenty federally threatened eastern indigo snakes have just been released in northern Florida at The Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve (ABRP)as part of a collaborative endeavor to return the native, nonvenomous apex predator […]

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A Wolverine’s 15 Minutes of Fame

High altitudes. Lots of trees. Deep snow. Frozen animal carcasses. No people. These are a few of a wolverine’s favorite things. And for one particular wolverine in Wyoming, being on camera rounds out the list. […]

Hawaii Sea Turtle Killing leads to Arrest
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Hawaii Sea Turtle Killing leads to Arrest

Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) arrested 32-year-old Bronson Nakaahiki of Kekaha, Kaua‘i after witnesses reported seeing him allegedly slice a threatened Green sea turtle’s throat and then harvest meat […]

NYS DEC - Avoid Problems with Bears
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NYS DEC – Avoid Problems with Bears

As New York’s black bears emerge from their winter dens, they need to replenish their nutrients and body fat. Nearly all negative bear encounters in New York are the result of hungry bears being attracted to […]

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How Removing Dams Changes Local Vegetation

As we remove aging dams around the country, we return the pond-like environments they create—called reservoirs or impoundments –to free-flowing rivers and streams. At least 20 dams were removed in the Northeast United States in […]