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Photo by: Steve Genkins

Over, Under, Around: Connecting Habitat Saves Lives

November 16, 2020
Connecting Habitat Saves Lives

Numerous wildlife species around the world are in decline or imperiled due to habitat loss and fragmentation, much of which results from development and deforestation. Road networks span millions of…

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NCWF’s Deer Donation Program helps sustain natural resources while combating food insecurity 

November 9, 2020

In North Carolina, food insecurity will affect nearly 1 in 5 residents in 2020, and is expected to affect almost 29% of kids, up from 19% in the state in…

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Wildlife Feature: American Minks

November 1, 2020

Minks (Mustela vison) are small mammals commonly found in wetlands across North America, with the exception of the arid regions of the southwest and northern parts of Canada. They have been…

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NCWRC Seeks Public’s Help to Monitor New Disease Affecting Rabbits

October 30, 2020

Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) are asking the public to help them monitor the potential spread of a deadly rabbit disease that has not yet been observed…

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2020 Photo Contest Winners Announced

October 21, 2020

In the North Carolina Wildlife Federation’s second annual photo contest, hundreds of photos were submitted from across the state, representing the diversity of North Carolina’s wildlife, natural habitats and outdoor…

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Conservation Conversations: Howling for the Red Wolf

August 21, 2020
North Carolina Red Wolf

Red wolves (Canis rufus) once roamed the eastern half of the United States with a range extending from Missouri down to Texas and stretching east to the seaboard from southern…

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NCWF introduces Prey for the Pack habitat program for private landowners

July 15, 2020
Private landowners support wildlife on their property

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation, in cooperation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, is launching a habitat improvement program to help private landowners support…

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Diamondback Terrapin turtles are going to pot. It’s time for a change.

May 21, 2020
Diamondback Terrapin Turtles

Diamondback Terrapin turtle populations on North Carolina’s coast have declined considerably due to blue crab pot by-catch mortality and other habitat-related issues, despite 22-plus years of deliberations between the North…

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Baby Animals in Spring: Help or Walk Away?

April 2, 2020

Spring has sprung, which means the days are longer and everything is blooming. Birds are singing, buds are bursting, leaves are unfolding, bees and butterflies are pollinating and many wildlife…

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Restoration underway for Great Blue Heron rookery in Lake Norman  

March 2, 2020

Earlier this week we started shoreline and vegetation restoration of an eroding Great Blue Heron rookery located on one of Lake Norman’s most exposed islands. The stabilization project will help…

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