Category Archive: Press Release

Senate Votes to Allow Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 52 – 47 to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule which had prohibited practices such as killing bear cubs and wolf pups along with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2017/03/senate-votes-to-allow-unsportsmanlike-conduct-on-alaskan-national-wildlife-refuges/

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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Chad Karges Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Wildlife Refuge Association presented its Theodore Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award to Chad Karges, Project Leader at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Oregon in recognition of his steadfast leadership and his commitment to building …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2016/12/chad-karges-honored-with-lifetime-achievement-award-at-department-of-the-interior/

Fernando Núñez-García Hired as Caribbean Conservation Coordinator

We are very pleased to welcome Fernando Núñez-García as the new Caribbean Conservation Coordinator for the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Núñez-García will conduct community outreach and public engagement activities throughout Puerto Rico, working closely with the Puerto Rican Parrot Interagency …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2016/11/fernando-nunez-garcia-hired-as-caribbean-conservation-coordinator/

Tell Congress to Increase the Number of Federal Wildlife Officers to Keep Staff and Visitors Safe!

On October 27th, a federal jury found the seven armed occupiers who took over and occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon to be not guilty of conspiring to impede federal workers from doing their jobs during those 41 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2016/10/tell-congress-to-increase-the-number-of-federal-wildlife-officers-to-keep-staff-and-visitors-safe/

Interior Budget Bill Loaded with Riders Targeting the National Wildlife Refuge System Passes the House

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a Fiscal Year 2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538) loaded with damaging riders that affect the National Wildlife Refuge System. “The policy ramifications of these riders are significant and deserve …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2016/07/interior-budget-bill-loaded-with-riders-targeting-the-national-wildlife-refuge-system-passes-the-house/

CARE Releases “America’s National Wildlife Refuges: Good for Wildlife and for Business”

This morning, the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement released America’s National Wildlife Refuges: Good for Wildlife and for Business that highlights the “Big Six” wildlife dependent uses on wildlife refuges. National wildlife refuges not only provide a haven for wildlife, …

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Congratulations to the 2015 Refuge System Awards Recipients

The 2015 Refuge System Award Winners have been announced! The National Wildlife Refuge Association could not be more excited to present these deserving individuals and group with the prestigious Refuge System Awards. Learn more about our awards on the Awards …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2015/03/congratulations-to-the-2015-refuge-system-awards-recipients/

National Wildlife Refuge Association Applauds President’s FY2016 Budget Request

The National Wildlife Refuge Association applauds President Obama’s FY2016 budget request for including a $34 million increase for the National Wildlife Refuge System budget and $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund among its conservation priorities. The President’s …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2015/02/national-wildlife-refuge-association-applauds-presidents-fy2016-budget-request/

New Protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, President Obama announced new protections for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, and we are thrilled! Read our press release here. In a press release, Secretary of the Department of the Interior Sally Jewell released a new Comprehensive Conservation …

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