In Wake of Refuge System’s 114th Birthday – Little to Celebrate

(Washington, D.C.) – Just two days after the Refuge System celebrated its 114th birthday, the Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint with dramatic and damaging cuts to conservation programs. “Like a hurricane wind used to blow out …

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Celebrate the 114th Birthday of the National Wildlife Refuge System!

  Today, the National Wildlife Refuge System celebrates its 114th birthday and we want to invite all of our animals’ friends to showcase their support! March 14th is a very special day. Not only is it Pi Day, but in …

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Celebrate the History of the National Wildlife Refuge System

In 1858, elegant bird feathers were literally worth their weight in gold. As a result of the expanding market for bird feathers for the fashion industry in the mid-1800s, plume hunters streamed down Florida’s east coast in search of rookeries …

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Refuge Association Joins Lawsuit to Defend Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule

Today the Refuge Association has joined more than a dozen conservation organizations as interveners in two lawsuits to defend the Department of Interior (DOI) and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS) rules regarding predator …

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The Rodent Situation (Not Your Grandfather’s Mouse)

By Rob Taylor, Restoration Ecologist for the Refuge Association   Spawned from undersea volcanoes and thousands of miles from any continent, the Hawaiian Islands harbor very few indigenous land animals. Once in a while a bird or insect made its …

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Starting a New Life: Immigrant Children Connect with Nature in Their New Home

  By Lisa Cox January 12, 2017 EL CAJON, Calif. – Dirt flies as students dig in a garden, the sound of laughter bouncing across the schoolyard. “There’s sand in my shoes, but that’s not stopping me!” exclaims Maryna, a …

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Great Thicket Officially Becomes the 566th National Wildlife Refuge!

On Wednesday, January 18th, the Nature Conservancy in the Town of Dover NY, approved the donation of a 144-acre parcel of grassland habitat, known as the Nellie Hill Preserve, to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to officially make …

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Make a Difference to Protect Refuges

As a new Administration comes to Washington, DC, now is a critical time for us to work together as refuge supporters and members of the Friends community to protect our National Wildlife Refuge System. If we wish to galvanize support …

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Palm Beach Town Council Approves Resolution In Support Of Loxahatchee NWR

On January 10, the Palm Beach Florida Town Council voted unanimously to support the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee NWR and encourage Florida Governor Rick Scott and the South Florida Water Management District, to continue the long-standing partnership with the Fish …

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A Community Comes Together to Conserve their Precious Wildlife: the Endangered Key Deer

The endangered key deer population in the Florida Keys is facing a new threat that has already wiped out nearly 15% of the population since July – the new-world screwworm. New-world screwworms can infect livestock and warm-blooded animals, which also …

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