National Wildlife Refuges

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Waterways for Wildlife

Several National Wildlife Federation programs support the waterways and habitats in these important lands. Here are a few of our favorites: Supawna Meadows National Refuge The Supawna Meadows National Refuge …

Although they’re typically elusive creatures, bobcats like this young cub have been spotted along the refuge’s trails.

Losing a National Treasure

The Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a prime example of what the northern Everglades once looked like – an intricate mosaic of wet prairies, sawgrass, sloughs, tree …

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by SUFWS

What We Lose if We Sell Off a Wildlife Refuge

UPDATE: Due to tremendous pressure – including more than 20,000 NWF activists who spoke out to members of Congress – the sell-off of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge was taken …

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, 09/29/2012. Photo credit: John McTarnaghan,

Preserving Coastal Migration Habitat

Coastal impoundments are critical pieces of habitat for migratory birds along the Atlantic Flyway. Although artificially created and managed by federal, state or local agencies, these areas, such as Bombay …

Sandhill cranes in the Baca National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Kate Miyamoto, USFWS

Birthday Gift Ideas for the National Wildlife Refuge System!

A group of mule deer at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. Image: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Stamp Out Attacks on Public Lands

Steller sea lions on the Rogue Reef Unit of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Roy W. Lowe/USFWS

Finding Wildlife in Oregon Refuges


Support Malheur and America’s Wildlife Refuges: Buy a Duck Stamp!

As law enforcement officials pursue a peaceful resolution to situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, the National Wildlife Federation and its state affiliates urge all Americans …

The first Duck Stamp, designed by J.N. "Ding" Darling, founder of NWF

Duck Stamp Act Passes Lame Duck Congress

More bucks for ducks!  Wildlife conservation got a win today when the Senate passed the Federal Duck Stamp Act (H.R. 5069).  The legislation simply raises the price of the Federal …

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

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 …

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