December 2020-January 2021
Read all the compelling stories in the new issue of National Wildlife!
On the cover: Peeking out from behind a tree in a lush Romanian forest, a European brown bear trips a remote camera trap, its flash briefly lighting up the night. Photographer Bernhard Schubert—who won an honorable mention for this image—uses camera traps to study bear behavior as unobtrusively as possible.
For kids, the natural world can be a place of peace, health and inspiration—and can launch a lifetime passion for conservation.
Beyond the Cringe
What makes snakes and spiders so scary? And can we learn to give less-lovable animals their due?
Lives on the Line
Idaho’s native salmon are slipping toward extinction, intensifying calls for removal of dams that restrict the fish’s long migration from the Pacific to Idaho’s peaks.
A Voter's Legacy
Each ballot cast in an election can have lasting impact on our nation’s health, environment and frontline communities.
Wild Harvest Nurtures Conservation
Wild Harvest Initiative encourages hunting, angling, foraging and more to provide sustainable food.
President's View: The Joy—and Value—of the Great Outdoors
Through the COVID-19 pandemic, nature provides solace, education and hope.
La Visión del Presidente: Un Audaz Plan para Restaurar a los Estados Unidos y Salvar a la Juventud
Un Cuerpo Civil de Conservación del siglo XXI podría proporcionar un significativo apoyo a la restauración de los recursos naturales de la nación.
News of the Wild
Flamingo "friendships," rise in tick-borne disease and pesticide risks for milkweed
Nature's Witness: A Fresh Eye
A photographer sees New York City pigeons in a different light through a camera lens.
Return of the Swans
Trumpeter swans thrive again in the Nebraska Sandhills, a fine but fragile conservation victory.Read More
President's View: Bold Blueprint for the New Year
Now is the time to seize the opportunity for action.Read More
Working for Wildlife
North Carolina Wildlife Federation flourishes, Latino Conservation Week thrives, a wildlife crossing...Read More
Photographer Tony Wu captures male Korean seahorses giving birth.Read More
News of the Wild
Glowing corals, fastest ants on Earth and artificial intelligence identifies birdsRead More
An Invitation: Join our global family of photographers, travelers, storytellers and stewards of the ...Read More
National Wildlife’s 2020 Photo Contest WinnersRead More
Girls Who Click
An innovative course teaches—and inspires—young women wildlife photographers.Read More
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