National Wildlife Refuges

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

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 …

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

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 …

Killdeer chick, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Photo of the Day: Killdeer Chick

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! …

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

  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 …

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Get Outside for National Wildlife Refuge Week

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 …

Video: Helping to Save the Great Bear Rainforest

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 …

panther in underpass

Good Florida Panther News

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

Polar bear

Marking a Milestone for a Special Place

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 …

October 11: Have You Hugged Your Wildlife Refuge Today?

National Wildlife Refuge Week started today–a great time of year to get outdoors and the natural world. In a press release about the Week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said: “President Teddy …

National Wildlife Refuge Week: October 11

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt officially started the National Wildlife Refuge System when he protected Pelican Island Refuge in Florida. Some years later, In 1934, and after the ad hoc …

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