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Life on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

By Dr. Rob Taylor, Restoration Ecologist for the National Wildlife Refuge Association What a damn cliché it is to say “time flies” but doesn’t it?  It’s been twelve months since I arrived at Midway and probably a good time take stock …

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11 National Wildlife Refuges to Visit and Explore this Spring!

Happy Spring! It’s finally here, after a long and cold winter- thank goodness! And after all that you’re probably ready to get outside and explore all the great recreational opportunities nature has to offer. Look no further, we have recommendations …

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Get Active on National Wildlife Refuges this Earth Day!

April 22nd is a very special today. Together we will celebrate our 47th Earth Day and the wonderful planet we live on. As our world comes together, we encourage you to be active participants. Here is what you can do …

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FAQs – The Repeal of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Senate followed the House in voting (52-47) to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule, which had prohibited some hunting practices to specifically reduce predator populations on …

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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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Now Open: 2017 Refuge System Awards!

Request for Nominations Have you ever admired the dedication and talent of a coworker? Have you ever wanted to recognize a colleague for his/her outstanding work? Here’s your chance! The National Wildlife Refuge Association announces that we are now ACCEPTING …

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2017 Student Refuge Summer Internship Program

Chelsea Connor, 2016 Student Intern, Florida Keys Refuge Complex

The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of habitats that benefits wildlife, provides unparalleled outdoor experiences for all Americans, and protects a healthy environment. Today, there are more than 560 national wildlife refuges and 38 wetland management districts. There …

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Wildlife Refuges at Risk from Dangerous Amendments to Interior Spending Bill

Today, the House is scheduled to begin debate on more than 130 amendments to the FY17 House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill (HR 5538). While the Interior spending bill does include a $3.5 million increase for the Refuge …

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Permanent link to this article: http://refugeassociation.org/2016/07/wildlife-refuges-at-risk-from-dangerous-amendments-to-interior-spending-bill/

Tell the White House to Stop Plans to Give Away the Vieques NWR

Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, PR | Jenni Conrad, Creative Commons License/Flickr

The National Wildlife Refuge Association needs your help to join other conservationists across the country and call the White House TODAY to demand that President Obama reject a provision in the Puerto Rico debt relief bill (H.R. 4900) that would …

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Proposed Change to Duck Stamp Design Aims to Raise More Money for Conservation

Each year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a contest to determine a new design for the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, otherwise known as the Duck Stamp. Artists from across the country submit designs in hopes that …

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