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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 Sustains Natural Resources, Combats 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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Climate change in NC: The time to act is now

October 27, 2020
The Neuse River.

From the majestic swoop of a bald eagle clutching a fish in its talons to the awe-inspiring Great Smoky Mountains, nature is amazing and inspirational. Nature can be devastating as…

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Floundering Marine Fisheries: The saga of southern flounder in NC

October 23, 2020
Southern Flounder

Southern flounder is the most valuable finfish for both commercial and recreational fishing interests in North Carolina. From 1994 to 2003, commercial landings for southern flounder averaged 3.6 million pounds.…

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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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NCWF 2020 Scholarships Announced

September 5, 2020

For more than 50 years, the Federation has provided scholarship grants to North Carolina college students, helping hundreds of youths pursue their dreams of studying and working in the wildlife…

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NCWF Challenges You to Get Outside Every Day!

June 26, 2020
Get Outside Every Day Challenge

With schools closed and group activities canceled, it is more important than ever to get outside. Time outdoors supports overall well-being for everyone, especially children! We challenge you to get…

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NCWF Hails Passage of Historic Great American Outdoors Act

June 19, 2020
The Great American Outdoors Act

The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is hailing a sweeping 75-23 U.S. Senate vote supporting historic bipartisan legislation for The Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation will permanently and fully…

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Conservation Conversations: Heading Outdoors with Mary Bures and GoU

June 2, 2020
Heading Outdoors with Mary Bures and GoU

Great Outdoors University (GoU) brings outdoor adventures to kids of all ages who have limited opportunities to explore the natural world. For many, a GoU experience is the first time…

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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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