Welcome back, bison! | WWF October 2019 E-newsletter

Watch footage of bison returning to land the species hasn't touched since 1877—plus more stories in our October e-newsletter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Bison released in Badlands National Park - October 2019 e-newsletter
Welcome back, bison!
 
Last week, bison were returned to 22,553 acres of land in Badlands National Park—land the species hasn't touched since 1877. As a key supporter of this expansion, WWF was on the ground to film the breathtaking release.
 
 Watch the video ► 
 
WWF at Climate March 2019 in New York
Follow our activism community
 
See how people like you are speaking up to create change and find more opportunities to champion conservation in your community. Join the conversation with fellow WWF activists on Instagram and Twitter.
 
Samantha Gazda with other activists outside Miami City Hall with a banner that reads: declare climate emergency
Miami rising up
Many coastal communities face an uncertain future as the climate crisis rages on. Discover how youth in Miami and Miami Beach are calling for action—and how you can, too.
 
Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy Andriamampandry
Celebrating 25 years
In 1994, WWF started a fund in honor of former WWF president Russell E. Train to invest in rising generations of new conservationists worldwide. Meet some grantees who are leading change in their communities.
 
A mother and son in Nepal
Healthy planet, healthy people
Ensuring a healthy future for our planet means ensuring a healthy future for ourselves. Learn more by registering for our free Fuller Symposium livestream on October 22 from 1-6pm EDT.
 
Tourists view the northern lights
See the northern lights
Experience the changing Arctic and learn more about communities and wildlife living on the frontlines of climate change—all while witnessing the northern lights.
 
close-up of an animal
Can you tell?
 
Can you tell what animal is shown in this close-up?
 
Take a guess ►
 
Bison
Species spotlight: Bison
 
Bison are the national mammal of the US. Tens of millions of bison once roamed America's grasslands, but they were nearly hunted to extinction in the 19th century. Decades of conservation have restored their numbers to about 21,000.
Letter A iconSpecies
Bison bison

Endangered status iconStatus
Near threatened

weight iconWeight
Bison are the largest land mammals in North America. Adult males can weigh over 2,000 pounds.

info iconInteresting info
Bison can run up to 40 miles per hour.

info iconConserving bison
WWF is working to establish five bison herds of at least 1,000 individuals each in the Northern Great Plains.
bison ecard
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bison plush
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field of soybeans
Pop quiz
 
World Food Day was celebrated on October 16. Growing, transporting, and wasting food accounts for what percentage of global greenhouse gas emissions?
Less than 10% 10%-20%
25%-35% 45%-55%
 
Photos: Bison in Badlands National Park ©WWF-US/Clay Bolt; WWF at Climate March 2019 in New York © WWF-US/Keith Arnold; Young activists outside Miami City Hall © Jason Houston/WWF-US; Vatosoa Rakotondrazafy Andriamampandry illustration by Darren Booth; Mother and son in Nepal © Karine Aigner/WWF-US; Tourists viewing the northern lights © Eddy Savage; Can you tell? close-up © Martin Harvey/WWF; Bison © Day's Edge/WWF-US; Bison ecard © Thomas Szajner/WWF-US; Field of soybeans © oticki/Shutterstock

 

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