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A family of limpkins in Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Scott Helfrich.

Congress Takes the “Wild” out of National Refuges with Funding Cuts

6/26/2014 // By Aislinn Maestas

It’s a well-known secret that some of the best places in the world to spot wildlife are at America’s refuges. From the annual bird migrations at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico to the vast caribou […] Read more >

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For Public Lands, the Shutdown is About more than National Parks

10/10/2013 // By Ann Morgan

Closing the National Parks, museums and monuments to the recreating public and closing National Wildlife Refuges to hunters during the fall hunting season has gotten the public’s attention and resulted in calls for some parts of the government to be […] Read more >

An Atlantic puffin in the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.  All 561 National Wildlife Refuges will be closed during the shutdown.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Wildlife

10/1/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

As of midnight last night, after the failure of Congress to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government, the government has officially shutdown.  What does this mean for conservation? We don’t know exactly what will happen. But, based on what has […] Read more >

Top 10 Ways the “Fiscal Cliff” Will Harm Wildlife Refuges

11/21/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Hanging over the celebrations of Thanksgiving this year is the threat of severe funding cuts from the fast approaching “Fiscal Cliff.” The National Wildlife Refuge System – the largest system of lands and waters protected for wildlife – faces a […] Read more >

Killdeer chick, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Photo of the Day: Killdeer Chick

5/15/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

More Adorable Wildlife Photos, Please. Vote for your favorite wildlife photos in the 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest. Or enter your own by July 16th for a chance to win!     This Photo of the Day was donated by […] Read more >

North America’s 1st Wildlife Refuge – Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

10/13/2011 // By Kassie Rohrbach

  This week (October 9-15) is National Wildlife Refuge Week, commemorated for the first time by the Senate in a historic resolution last year and officially recognized this year.  In honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week, I decided that my […] Read more >

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Get Outside for National Wildlife Refuge Week

10/13/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

This week (October 9-15) is National Wildlife Refuge Week, commemorated for the first time by the Senate in a historic resolution last year and officially recognized this year. First initiated under President Bill Clinton, Refuge Week is a celebration of […] Read more >

Video: Helping to Save the Great Bear Rainforest

2/11/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Check out this video: I am explaining to residence of Vancouver, British Columbia, that Enbridge has made promise that they are not going to keep. Read more about how Enbridge is starting to back pedal on their legal liability around […] Read more >

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Good Florida Panther News

2/8/2011 // By John Kostyack

Signs of progress in rescuing the critically endangered Florida panther from extinction – and an opportunity to expedite protection and recovery. Read more >

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Marking a Milestone for a Special Place

11/30/2010 // By Mark Wexler

ON DECEMBER 6, the United States will celebrate a conservation milestone. Fifty years ago on that date, for the first time in the nation’s history, U.S. authorities gave federal protection to an entire ecosystem. Located in northeastern Alaska, the place […] Read more >

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