Wildlife Protection

Habitat loss, climate change, poaching,and pollution paint a bleak picture for threatened and endangered species around the world. Species extinctions not only throw ecosystems out of balance but can impact our food system, economy, and eliminate potential scientific and medical breakthroughs. EarthShare member organizations are protecting the at-risk species in our backyards and around the world.

Happy mother's day to our Wildlife Moms

Being a mom isn't easy, but Defenders of Wildlife is giving us a view of what our wildlife mothers are facing this year. Take a look at the trials the northern fur seal, alligator, mountain goat and polar bear mothers go through:Defenders of Wildlife news - Being a good mother isn’t always easy in the world of wildlife. With all the elements to overcome in the wild – finding enough food, fending off predators – it’s hard enough without a fragile new little baby to contend with. A mother has to invest a great deal of time and energy getting her young off to a successful start, and she is often the sole provider. So here is a nod to these hardworking wildlife moms and the painstaking effort put into supplying the next generation of imperiled animals with the resources and skills needed to make for a prosperous start. Northern Fur Seals To birth and begin to raise young, mother northern fur seals haul out of the water onto beaches called rookeries or natal sites where they were born. The female gives birth to a single pup, and the bond between them is crucial: In a sea of seals, a single pup can get easily lost. Hundreds of thousands of seals can crowd into the rookery at a time. Among such masses, the mother and pup must learn each other’s voice and smell to find one another after prolonged hunting forays where the mother goes off to feed at sea for days at a time. Studies have shown that the mother and pup can even recognize each...Wildlife Moms 

Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report

The Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report is a first-of-its-kind study that predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds.The results are shocking: Nearly half of the bird species in the continental U.S. and Canada are seriously threatened by 2080, and without action, many are at risk of extinction. On a local level, the data pinpoints 113 "climate-endangered" bird species that occur in Washington state that may lose 50% or more of their habitat by 2050, according to the projections. Washington species such as the Rufous Hummingbird, Bald Eagle and even the currently abundant Mallard could lose as much as 75% of their existing habitat, threatening their long-term survival.Protecting them will require both redoubling conservation efforts to safeguard critical habitat and curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

Nature Conservancy, The

Protecting nature, for people today and future generations.

The Nature Conservancy addresses the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

National Wildlife Federation

America's conservation organization dedicated to protecting endangered species and habitats for our children's future and connecting people with nature through education and action opportunities.

National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists.

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