National Wildlife Magazine
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Winter 2024 Issue

  • NWF Staff
  • National Wildlife
  • Dec 30, 2023

Bringing new meaning to “booby prize,” this brown booby is just one of many awe-inspiring subjects from our 52nd annual photo contest. Also in this issue: wildlife winter survival strategies, the trouble with eponyms as scientific names, Zoonomia Project’s genomics of scale, one woman shares why she hunts, mammalian menopause, deforestation legislation, and the latest on PFAS and loons. (Photo by Suliman Alatiqi)

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Zoonomia’s Genomics of Scale

  • By Robin Tricoles
  • Conservation
  • December 30, 2023

By sharing as many wildlife reference genomes as possible, can the Zoonomia Project provide early wa...

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What’s in a Scientific Name: A Look at Wildlife Eponyms

  • By Asher Elbein
  • Conservation
  • December 30, 2023

Whose names are worthy of wildlife? From Charles Darwin to Taylor Swift, these eponyms are agitating...

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Why I Hunt

  • By Kami Elsisie
  • Conservation
  • December 30, 2023

On the Navajo Nation, a latecomer to hunting learns lessons about leadership, food sovereignty and c...

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Wildlife Winter Survival Strategies

  • By Rebecca Dzombak
  • Animals
  • December 30, 2023

As climate change scrambles winter weather, scientists find that many wildlife are using multiple su...

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Humans Aren't the Only Mammals Who Go Through Menopause

  • By Erica Goode
  • Science Sleuth
  • December 30, 2023

But there aren’t many others. Studying the few known species of mammals that experience menopause mi...

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Wildlife Science: Snow Hunting Owls; Is Beekeeping Bad?

  • By Mark Wexler
  • Scope
  • December 30, 2023

How great gray owls hunt beneath the snow; why beekeeping may be bad for native pollinators; the ben...

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Winter Garden Checklist

  • By Amy McCullough
  • Garden for Wildlife
  • December 30, 2023

Restless growers, rejoice: Here’s how to keep busy during winter and prepare your garden for a full ...

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Visualizing Birdsong with Artist Alice Hargrave

  • By Jennifer Wehunt // Art by Alice Hargrave
  • Footprint
  • December 30, 2023

Chicagoan Alice Hargrave translates birdsong audio recordings into vibrant visual works of art to ra...

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2023 National Wildlife Photo Contest Winners

  • By Jennifer Wehunt
  • PhotoZone
  • December 20, 2023

What a flock of talent! See the double-take-inducing winners of the 2023 National Wildlife Photo Con...

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2023 National Wildlife Photo Contest: Honorable Mentions

  • NWF Staff
  • PhotoZone
  • January 24, 2024

See 60 stunning honorable mentions from our 52nd annual photo contest

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