Threats To The Endangered Species Act Will Not Stand!

The Endangered Species Act is one of the bedrock laws of our nation, credited with restoring robust populations of numerous species once on the brink of extinction.  This list includes species we now consider to be abundant, such as Bald …

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Threatened by Proposed Strip Mine

Twin Pines Minerals of Birmingham, Alabama has applied to the State of Georgia and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permits to begin strip mining on thousands of acres adjacent to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  The permit application for …

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Keeping Tabs On The Road To Nowhere

Over the past few weeks, there have been new developments on a road that would cut through the iconic Izembek National Wildlife Refuge… 7/22/19 BREAKING NEWS: The Administration has abandoned its appeal of the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge decision set …

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A Summer With The National Wildlife Refuge Association

Hello wonderful Refuge Association supporters!  My name is Lannette, and I’ve been interning with the National Wildlife Refuge Association this summer. I am a Masters of Environmental Management candidate at Duke University, focusing my studies in Environmental Policy and Economics. …

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FY2020 Appropriations Watch

Updates on the FY2020 Appropriations Bill and what it means for the National Wildlife Refuge System and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Spinning & Fly Kayak Fishing Tournament

On June 8, 2019, a Spinning & Fly Kayak Fishing Tournament was held in the Caño Tiburones Natural Reserve at the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The activity was organized by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources …

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Disaster Relief Bill Includes Significant Funding For Wildlife Refuges

Great news! Yesterday, the Senate passed a disaster relief bill that includes significant funding for wildlife refuges: $82.4 million total. $32.4 million of that funding is going towards damage from Hurricanes Lane (Hawaii), Michael (Florida panhandle), and Florence (Carolinas), plus …

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Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Jim Kurth, Retires

On this date last year, the National Wildlife Refuge Association presented the Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award to Jim Kurth, Deputy Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We are sad to learn that Jim will be stepping down …

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Bill Reported to Restore Protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Last week, the House Natural Resources passed a bill out of committee on a vote of 22-14 to restore protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In December 2017, the tax bill opened the refuge to seismic testing and oil and gas leasing and changed the purpose of the refuge to include oil and gas exploration. The “Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act”, H.R. 1146, is critical for keeping this iconic wildlife refuge free of oil and gas exploration and to protect wildlife species.

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Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Leaders Respond to Alaska Governor’s Letter

a response from our President and former FWS Alaska Regional Director Geoffrey L. Haskett and Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Jamie
Rappaport Clark to Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s criticism of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff.

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