Earth Day on Refuges

Less than a week from today is Earth Day! Every year on April 22, we celebrate the environment, and our home – Planet Earth. The Story Behind Earth Day In 1970, the Beatles released their last album, Richard Nixon was …

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Friends and Partners on the Hill for Public Witness Day

Yesterday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, hosted “Public Witness Day” where two members of Friends groups, and one rancher were among those who testified in support of increased funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System. …

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Nesting Nene Geese on Oahu- First Time since 1700s

Emily Paciolla is the Communications Associate at the National Wildlife Refuge Association. For the first time since the 1700s, a pair of nene geese have nested on the island of Oahu, Hawaii and hatched three goslings in the James Campbell …

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Eradication of Invasive Species on Midway Atoll NWR

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean is home to more than 3 million seabirds. This includes 1.5 millions Laysan albatrosses, which is 65 percent of the global population, making it the world’s largest Laysan albatross colony. Why …

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The Birding Community E-Bulletin April

This Birding Community E-bulletin is being distributed to active and concerned birders, those dedicated to the joys of birding and the protection of birds and their habitats. This issue is sponsored by the producers of superb quality birding binoculars and …

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Getting Kids Outside

Late last month, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued a Secretarial Order to significantly expand recreational, educational, volunteer, and career opportunities for millions of youth and veterans on the nation’s public lands. In plain English, she’s pushing to engage …

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Secretary Receives Support for Decision on Izembek

This past December, Secretary Sally Jewell announced her decision to reject a land swap that would authorize building a road through designated Wilderness in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Her decision, based on sound science, supports the recommendations made by …

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Texas Refuges Brace for Oil

UPDATE 3/26/14: The New York Times is reporting some oiled birds, but that the shipping channel is partially opened. Original Post: As everyone wakes up wondering what the status of our Texas wildlife refuges is in the wake of the …

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Lee County and ‘Ding’ Darling Wildlife Society complete acquisition of historic Woodring property on Sanibel Island

Celebrations are in order for the J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge today with acquisition of the 6.5 acre Woodring property on Sanibel Island! Thanks to the very hard work of Lee County in Florida and the “Ding” Darling Wildlife …

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Lots to Celebrate in the Refuge System!

Refuge System Turns 111 Happy Birthday to the world’s largest network of lands and waters conserved for wildlife – the National Wildlife Refuge System! Angered at the slaughter of birds for the women’s millinery trade in the late 19th Century, …

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