Dear Friend of Wildlife,
It isn’t often that a moose wanders into a press conference. But when it does, it is something you never forget.
Imagine my surprise when, as I began speaking at a public press conference held at a critical wildlife crossing, a beautiful bull moose walked by!
As amusing as this incident was, it also made me stop and think about a serious threat facing these gentle giants today. In just the past five years, moose numbers in New Hampshire have plummeted by an alarming 40 percent due to the impacts of climate change.
Too-hot summers in New Hampshire have stressed moose, causing females to eat less and leaving them too thin to reproduce. Milder winters have also led to spikes in winter tick numbers, which leave moose weakened from blood loss and dotted with hairless patches where they have attempted to rid the pests from their coats.
Climate change is having a significant impact on wildlife and their habitat across the Northeast. To meet this unprecedented challenge, National Wildlife Federation’s Northeast Regional Center is working with state wildlife staff across the region to identify which habitats and species are the most at risk.
Through the help of wildlife supporters like you, we’ve been able to become a national leader in developing strategies to protect wildlife from heat waves, storm surge, extreme weather and other effects of climate change.
From the entire Northeast Regional Team—thank you for your support!
Learn more about how, together, we are making a big difference to protect vulnerable wildlife in the Northeast.
Thank you for all your support and commitment in 2013, and happy holidays!
Regional Executive Director, Northeast Regional Center
National Wildlife Federation