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Website articles and field guide information.

Brook Snaketail Dragonfly

The beautiful brook snaketail dragonfly is listed as a species of special concern in New Jersey.

Tidewater Mucket

Freshwater mussels are one of the most rapidly declining animal groups in the country, with 55% of species extinct or imperiled.

Northern Metalmark

The Northern metalmark is a species on the edge in New Jersey but potentially could be restored to past numbers and distribution through greater land stewardship efforts.

Pollinator Conservation

Across the world pollinators are in trouble - and New Jersey is no exception. From the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the beverages we drink, to the habitats that surround us - we all depend on pollinators. We are working to preserve our wild native species and encourage everyone to play a role in ensuring pollinating species continue to thrive for years to come.

Extinct & Extirpated Species of NJ

New Jersey was once home to many more species than are here today. Extinction and extirpation have robbed the state of much of its natural heritage. However, by examining what species we've lost and the reasons why they disappeared, we may learn from mistakes of the past to avoid future losses.

Extirpated Species of NJ

These five species have been lost from New Jersey, but they still survive within a portion of their range. Although unlikely, it's possible they could return to the state in the future. In the meantime, their stories may help us understand how to better protect the species we still have.

2016 Photo Contest Winners

In 2016, Conserve Wildlife Foundation launched the “For the Love of Wildlife” Photo Contest to showcase the love for and need to protect New Jersey's wildlife. Over 1,470 entries were received! New Jersey wildlife photographers, CWF board members and staff poured over the entries to choose our winners. First, Second, and Third place winners in both youth and adult categories for 2016 are listed below.

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Sleepy duskywing

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Georgia satyr

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Leonard's skipper

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Dotted skipper

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Two-spotted skipper

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Harris' checkerspot

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Hoary elfin

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Hessel's hairstreak

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Northern metalmark

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Zebra clubtail

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Williamson's emerald

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Brush-tipped emerald

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Coppery emerald

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Forcipate emerald

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Ski-tailed emerald

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Spatterdock darner

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Tiger spiketail

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Arrowhead spiketail

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New England bluet

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Pepper and salt skipper

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Monarch

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Gray comma

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Dusted skipper

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Common roadside skipper

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Acadian hairstreak

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Rare skipper

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Northern oak hairstreak

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Hickory hairstreak

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Eyed brown

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Compton tortoiseshell

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Baltimore checkerspot

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Horseshoe crab

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Pine Barrens bluet

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Scarlet bluet

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Maine snaketail

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Extra-striped snaketail

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Robust baskettail

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Superb jewelwing

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Midland clubtail

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Subarctic darner

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Gray petaltail

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Eastern fairy shrimp

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Creeper

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Eastern pondmussel

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Tidewater mucket

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Eastern lampmussel

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Yellow lampmussel

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Banner clubtail

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Harpoon clubtail

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Allegheny river cruiser

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Golden-winged skimmer

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Hudsonian whiteface

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Crimson-ringed whiteface

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Northeastern beach tiger beetle

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Green-faced clubtail

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Cobra clubtail

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Brook snaketail

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Kennedy's emerald

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Rapids clubtail

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Sable clubtail

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Septima's clubtail

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Bronze copper

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Arogos skipper

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Silver-bordered fritillary

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Frosted elfin

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Checkered white butterfly

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Appalachian grizzled skipper

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Green floater

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American burying beetle

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Mitchell's satyr