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Tragedy of the Commons: Shrimp Trawling

June 16, 2021
shrimp trawling boat

When a resource is owned by no one and it is fundamentally valued and needed by everyone, how can its protection be ensured? The tragedy of the commons illustrates a…

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Breakdown of Southern Flounder Management in North Carolina

June 7, 2021
southern flounder

The Southern Flounder is a crucial North Carolina fish stock, which unfortunately for all sectors, has been mismanaged for almost three decades. According to the “North Carolina Marine Commercial Finfish…

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Update: Management Plan for Iconic Southern Flounder Still in Ruins

June 3, 2021
Mis-Mangement of Souther Flounder in North Carolina

The management plan for an overfished iconic species is still floundering and a moratorium on harvesting may be the only option to save the southern flounder population. North Carolina Wildlife…

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NCWF Seeking Nominations of Conservation Heroes

May 25, 2021
Governors Achievement Award logo

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is accepting nominations of conservation heroes for the Governor’s Conservation Achievement awards, the highest natural resource honors given in the state. Each year, NCWF…

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Wildlife Feature: Marbled Salamanders

May 20, 2021
Marbled Salamander

The southeastern United States has the largest concentration of salamanders in the world. North Carolina boasts the largest diversity in that region as home to more than 60 different salamander…

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NCWF Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

May 12, 2021

For more than 50 years, North Carolina Wildlife Federation has provided scholarships and grants to help North Carolina students pursue their dreams of studying and working in the conservation field.…

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Positive Change Can Start With One Person

May 7, 2021

Charlotte resident, Bill Staton, used to see a man with his dog on their daily walks, picking up trash. “He never made a fuss about it; just did it,” Bill…

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Wildlife Species are at Risk of Extinction in NC. Here’s How We Can Save Them.

May 5, 2021
NC Species Facing Extinction

Since the pandemic began, North Carolinians have turned to nature for rejuvenation and recreation. This has given more North Carolinians than ever a firsthand look at our state’s remarkable ecological…

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North Carolina’s Marine Fisheries are Failing

May 5, 2021
North Carolina Marine Fisheries

Historically, North Carolina’s sounds and estuaries were highly productive nursery areas that provided vital habitat to juvenile fish before they mature and have an opportunity to spawn and reproduce which…

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NCWF’s Annual Wildlife Photo Contest Now Accepting Entries

May 1, 2021
NCWF Photo Contest

Calling all amateur photographers! North Carolina Wildlife Federation is sponsoring our third annual Wildlife Photography Contest. Submissions will be accepted May 1st through July 31st. Did you catch an Eastern tiger…

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Surviving & Thriving: Lessons Learned in 2020, Looking Ahead with Positivity

April 29, 2021
North Carolina Heron

It is just four months into a new year, and it’s already brimming with positivity and unity for conservation. Eastern redbuds are blooming, and Reuben and Cherise, our beloved osprey…

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Growing Minds: Millbrook Students Get Outside and Restore Habitat on Campus  

April 26, 2021
Millbrook Students Get Outside and Restore Habitat on Campus 

Students at Millbrook Environmental Connections Magnet in Raleigh are restoring habitat and on their 17-acre campus – one garlic onion at a time. Nestled just east of Falls of Neuse,…

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