Animal Gifs

Animal Adoption

From its start, the NWF focused attention on conserving wildlife resources - the animals and their habitat. Throughout its history NWF has served as spokesperson and lobbyist for conservation efforts. NWF focused its and its members' attention on passage of key legislation such as the Dingall-Johnson Act, US Wilderness Act, Water Pollution Control Act, Endangered Species Conservation Act and dozens more. Today NWF lobbying efforts center on climate and clean energy initiatives, and NWF continues work to safeguard wildlife and habitat. From legislative work to donating land for bald eagle habitats, the NWF implements innovative solutions. National Wildlife, NWF's magazine, credits the organization's efforts to ban lead shot used in waterfowl hunting for preventing death from lead poisoning for millions of birds across 27 species. Current NWF efforts center on animals and habitat impacted by the Gulf oil spill, polar bears and other species adversely impacted by climate change, and eradication of invasive species like the Asian Carp that threaten indigenous species' survival. In addition to conservation, NWF expends enormous effort on outreach and education. By helping children connect to nature, NWF fosters greater environmental stewardship within our youth. In 1958, NWF introduced Ranger Rick to children. Ranger Rick, the magazine, began publication in 1968 inspiring children with the Ranger Rick pledge to "explore the wonders of nature and learn the importance of every living thing.

Wildlife West

' Roxborough State Park: Combine dramatic scenery with deer, elk, coyotes and a variety of raptors, at Roxborough State Park. The park is open 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. , daily. Entrance fee is $7. You can often see deer just outside the park entrance, as well. Before you go out into the cold, be sure you prepare yourself and your gear for winter photography. Winter in Colorado is a study in extremes. One day it's minus 7 degrees with blowing snow.