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National Wildlife's December–January 2022 Issue Cover

A Year of Staying Close: Winners of Our 2021 Photo Contest

  • Lisa Moore, Editorial Director
  • National Wildlife
  • Nov 20, 2021

On the cover: A golden snub-nosed monkey hugs her baby, offsetting the cold of their forest home high in central China’s Qinling Mountains, where photographer Qiang Zhang captured this heartwarming portrait—which won an honorable mention for this image.

Featured Articles

Pulse of the Heartland

  • Brianna Randall
  • Conservation
  • October 9, 2021

Grasslands store carbon, cycle nutrients and sustain songbirds and other wildlife—yet less than half...

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Unquiet Seas

  • Leslie Allen
  • Conservation
  • October 9, 2021

Across the world’s oceans, a rising tide of human-caused noise is disrupting the lives of marine ani...

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Miami Upcycle

  • Adriênne Danielle Bolden
  • Conservation
  • October 9, 2021

The Underline adds art, gardens and safe spaces to play under the city’s rails.

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News of the Wild

  • Mark Wexler
  • Animals
  • October 9, 2021

A shrimp's potent blow, a bird's powerful memory and a bee's pungent way to fend off foes

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News of the Wild

  • Mark Wexler
  • Animals
  • August 1, 2021

Fireflies at risk, cuttlefish show self-control and climate change affects allergy season

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News of the Wild

  • Mark Wexler
  • Animals
  • June 1, 2021

Pollution regulations that save birds, the world's strongest beetle and at-risk oaks

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Tree Death Brings New Life

  • Doreen Cubie
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • October 9, 2021

A wealth of wildlife relies on tree snags, known as “habitat trees.”

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Keeping Them Wild

  • Doreen Cubie
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • August 1, 2021

Attracting wildlife is safe as long as you give animals space.

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The Truth About Honey Bees

  • Laura Tangley
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • June 1, 2021

Raising nonnatives does not “save the bees”—and may harm them.

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Nature's Witness: Trapped Twins

  • Photograph by Samantha Stephens
  • PhotoZone
  • October 9, 2021

A photographer captures an eerie scene of a pitcher plant's prey.

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Shared Moment: A song in my heart

  • Photograph by Matthew S. Brown
  • PhotoZone
  • October 9, 2021

Poised as if to croon a Sinatra ballad, an Arctic ground squirrel feasts on flower buds.

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It's My Nature

  • Photographs by Sandy Adams
  • PhotoZone
  • August 1, 2021

As part of National Wildlife magazine’s Nature’s Witness™ initiative, we are beginning this new seri...

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