The National Wildlife Federation

February–March 2017

National Wildlife® // February–March 2017 Issue

President’s View: Ranger Rick's Living Legacy

For 50 years, NWF's treasured magazine has taught kids a love of nature

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The U.S. Biodiversity Crisis

A surprising number and variety of North American wildlife species are quietly disappearing

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Florida: Paradise Unwound

Famed as the fishing capital of the world, Florida is reeling as water crises threaten fish populations and local livelihoods

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Ensuring a Moveable Fish Feast

Starving wildlife prompts protections of small marine fish that play a big role

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Working for Wildlife

Tribes welcome bison home, keeping Vermont wildlife moving, conserving Illinois waters

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Birds Coping with Chronic Clamor

A growing body of research reveals how noise pollution alters avian behavior

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News of the Wild

Boars with internal compasses, frigatebirds sleep during flight

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Creating a Haven for Beneficial Bugs

How to attract insects that will prey on the plant-eating pests in your garden

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Nature's Unexpected Bounties

Extraordinary NWF certified gardens are providing harmony and healing as well as habitat

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Nature's Witness: Freeze Frame

A photographer records the fleeting but beautiful individuality of snowflakes

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Shared Moment: A Chipmunk's Aerial Picnic

A photographer captures an image of a tiny critter's big leap of faith for a meal

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March Caption Contest

Submit your caption for a chance at winning a prize

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February Caption Contest

Submit your caption for a chance at winning a prize

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Photos of the Week: Hawai'i Wildlife

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Photos of the Week: Georgia Wildlife

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Photos of the Week: Florida Wildlife

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Photos of the Week: Delaware Wildlife

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Photos of the Week: Connecticut Wildlife

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Photos of the Week: Colorado Wildlife

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Photos of the Week: California Wildlife

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Photos of the Week: Arkansas Wildlife

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