Category Archive: Wildlife

Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

When you think of Hawaii, what comes to mind? Is it the nature: beautiful land and ocean ecosystems that compose the state? Is it the history, native Hawaiian culture? Or is it the wildlife: diverse seabirds, fish, and coral? Each …

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Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Due to widespread public support to protect areas for their natural, scientific, and historic significance within the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, President Barack Obama created the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument on September 15, 2016,. This area became the …

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Exploring the Deepest Part of Our Ocean

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the very bottom of the ocean? Located in the Western Pacific, Marianas Trench provides us a glimpse into the answer. Marianas Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans, yet it …

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Rose Atoll National Wildlife Refuge – A Wild Paradise

**ALERT: This afternoon, Secretary Zinke announced his intention to recommend to President Trump that the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah be greatly reduced in size. While no decision was announced regarding the marine monuments, this is not a good …

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Your Marine National Monuments are at Risk – Take Action Today!

The United States manages and protects some of the world’s most precious and intact marine ecosystems designated as marine national monuments. Over 7,000 known marine species, 23 seabird species, 30 marine mammal species, 200 coral species, and 25 threatened and …

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President Donald Trump Proposes Opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil and Gas Drilling, Cuts to the National Wildlife Refuge System

Washington D.C. – Today, the White House released President Donald Trump’s first full budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which recommends drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and significant cuts to the National Wildlife Refuge System …

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Migratory Bird Day and Flyways!

May 13th: Migratory Bird Day! This day aims to celebrate all migratory birds and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that protects them. It is one of the oldest wildlife protection laws, and since its enactment in 1918, it has saved …

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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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Restoring Critical Habitat in the Bear River and Green River Watershed

For years, the National Wildlife Refuge Association has been pivotal in restoring critical habitat throughout rangelands in the Bear River and Green River watersheds. In 2016, the Refuge Association joined the USFWS and private landowners to celebrate the acquisition of …

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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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