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Protecting Home for Wildlife in the Arctic

10/16/2015 // By Abby Barber

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest, wildest and most pristine refuge in the entire National Wildlife Refuge System. It harbors many wildlife species, especially during the short summer months, thanks to a diversity of habitats including tundra, rivers, …

caribou on the Arctic Coastal Plain

Renewed Arctic Refuge Drilling Push By Alaska Governor

10/15/2015 // By Adam Kolton

NWF Seeks Permanent Protection for Imperiled Coastal Plain As we continue to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, the pristine wilderness of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (the subject of our newest report), is under threat from onshore oil and gas development. …

River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

NWF Hosts 2015 Wildlife Conservation Briefing with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

1/28/2015 // By Samantha Lockhart

On January 3, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in – and with it came an incredible opportunity to make 2015 a year of conservation victories for wildlife. That’s why we got together last night by phone with over 150 …

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Obama’s Arctic Proposal Would Protect Arctic Foxes

1/26/2015 // By Bentley Johnson

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 wild, spectacular, and it belongs to all Americans. The Refuge’s Coastal Plain …

Edna Lake in Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

9/17/2014 // By Emily Lande

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 know how: by asking members of Congress to continue to …

Peregrine Falcon, Flickr photo by USFWS

Arctic Birds Suffering in A Changing Climate

1/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

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 Ed Struzik for Yale’s Environment 360 reports, both the birds …

credit, Susanne Miller/USFWS

Will the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Make Public Land Disappear?

12/3/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

Will the looming ‘fiscal cliff’ lead to the disappearance and destruction of our public lands? It could if some Members of Congress have it their way. Last week, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT) and Rep. Steve Pearce (NM) sent a letter to Speaker of …

Bearded Seal

Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I …

credit, Susanne Miller/USFWS

Alaska Well Blowout Still Out of Control While Congress Wants to Drill in Polar Bear Country

2/16/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Breaking news reports are coming in that an exploratory oil and gas well on Alaska’s North Slope has triggered a blowout that is still out of control. Meanwhile, Congress is pulling out every trick in the bag to open up …

Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

11/22/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

Washington, DC got a rare sight this week — Arctic wildlife walking through our nation’s capitol.  If you were stuck in construction traffic on Constitution Avenue you may have caught sight of an Arctic Tern, a sandpiper, and yes, even …

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