Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

A polar bear breaks through thin Actic Ocean ice Aug. 23, 2009.

The Clock is Ticking for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was established over fifty years ago by President Eisenhower for its “unique wildlife, wilderness, and recreational values.” The 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act …

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Historic Chance to Permanently Protect the Arctic Refuge

We have a chance to protect the Arctic for wildlife! The ecosystem of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska exemplifies the epitome of our wilderness heritage. President Dwight D. …

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Winter Havens for Snowy Owls

Snowy owls are many things – a stunning white raptor with catlike yellow eyes, the largest owl in North America, even a star in the beloved Harry Potter books and …

Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by

New Wilderness Act Can Safeguard Arctic Habitat

Today Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation seeking to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain as Wilderness, the highest form of protection that …

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Protecting Home for Wildlife in the Arctic

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Renewed Arctic Refuge Drilling Push By Alaska Governor

River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

NWF Hosts 2015 Wildlife Conservation Briefing with Congresswoman Ann McLane…

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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

As the Northeast prepares for Arctic-like weather  this week, the Obama administration took a big step toward permanent protection of the incredible Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Arctic Refuge is …

Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

On September 3rd we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Wilderness Act and this week, folks in DC are continuing that celebration in the only way we …

Peregrine Falcon, Flickr photo by USFWS

Arctic Birds Suffering in A Changing Climate

North in the Arctic, there is a mystery unfolding. Populations of birds have entered into a sharp and rapid decline, leaving scientists scrambling to understand just what is happening. As …

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