Thanks from Alaska’s Wildlife!
Thanks to public support from thousands of wildlife advocates like you, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Bureau of Land Management have announced a plan to protect important wildlife habitat in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (commonly referred to as the Western Arctic Reserve). The management plan will determine how oil and gas leasing can move forward while protecting more than 11 million acres of critical wildlife habitat. This balanced approach to is vital to protecting one of the wildest places in the world and ensuring wildlife there will continue to thrive.
The 23 million-acre Reserve is home to incredible array of migratory waterfowl, grizzly and polar bears, caribou, wolves, and wolverine as well as beluga and bowhead whales, walrus, and several species of seals.
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