Eastern bumble bees pollinating Joe pye weed
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USFWS/ Mara Koenig
Spring 2021

Wildlife Matters

Bees are indispensable pollinators supporting a diverse array of flowering plants worldwide. Now a new analysis of more than 4,000 bees from 60 native species is showing that the more diversity within a bee community, the more resistant bees are to pathogens.
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Ending Preventable Sea Turtle Deaths

Defenders is fighting back against a rule put in place by the Trump administration that weakened plans to keep sea turtles from drowning in shrimp nets in the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern Atlantic Ocean.

The Owl and the Old-growth Trees

In another nod to industry that slashes environmental protections, the outgoing Trump administration in January approved the opening of more than 3 million acres of the threatened owl’s northern California, Oregon and Washington habitat to logging.

Safe Passage

At the onset of the breeding season in May 2010, a two-year-old male Florida black bear called M34 began his perilous journey in search of a mate.

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