Hawaiʻi at the Crossroads

By Jessica Snyder Sachs

Site of this year’s World Conservation Congress, the Hawaiian Islands present a microcosm of global environmental challenges, especially for native species

Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park

Living Legacy

By Joel K. Bourne Jr.

As the U.S. National Park Service marks its 100th birthday this August, the nation’s parks celebrate more than a century of conservation—and struggle to sustain their mission


Song of Salvation

By Roger Di Silvestro

A bold, new funding plan for species of concern could revolutionize conservation

Sea stars

Twilight for Sea Stars?

By Kenneth R. Weiss

Scientists may have finally discovered what is killing millions of these keystone marine predators


Habitat Help in the Age of Zika

By Laura Tangley

As peak mosquito season arrives, take steps to prevent disease without killing off the good bugs

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Wildlife Gardening

Butterfly on Coneflower

Native, or Not So Much?

Native plants transformed into flashy "nativars" may look pretty, but are they good for wildlife?

Visit Wildlife Gardening.


Gentoo Penguin and nearby photographer

Nature Photography!

See some stunning images from past National Wildlife Photo Contests.

Visit PhotoZone


Toad by Heather Howard

Ways Animals Beat the Heat

From birds to amphibians to humans, animals have developed strategies for keeping cool in hot weather.​

Visit Animals.

Birds & Birding

Prothonotary Warbler by Doug Tallamy

Grow a Better Bird Feeder

How gardeners can pick the best native plants to help backyard birds.

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