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Wildlife Guide

America is privileged with a stunning array of animals, plants, and wild destinations—each with its own incredible story. Get to know the amazing wildlife in your backyard and beyond.

Wildlife Spotlight

Bighorn sheep photo by William Borne

Bighorn Sheep

Ovis canadensis

Native across our western landscapes, bighorns have helped define the story of the American West. Adaptable yet still vulnerable, this species is well-equipped for climbing the steep terrain of its rocky mountain habitat.

America's Wildlife

Explore some of the incredible fauna and flora found throughout the United States

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Common Eastern Bumblebee


Critical to agricultural crops and ecological services, pollinators are in decline. Learn more about these important animals and how to help them thrive.

Great Lakes

Wild Places

From the Florida Everglades to Washington's Puget Sound, discover more about some of the awe-inspiring landscapes the National Wildlife Federation is working to protect.

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Threats to Wildlife

More than one-third of our nation's wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades, threatened by a host of human activities. Find out about the major issues currently putting America's treasured wildlife at risk.

Bald Eagle Fishing in Canada by Larry Parish

Understanding Conservation

Wildlife species depend on their habitats, and on one another, to thrive. Learn the benefits of healthy and diverse populations, and what needs to be done to protect those at risk.

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Where We Work

More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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