Tag Archive: Awareness & Knowledge Campaign

10 Cities Campaign: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Video produced for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service by Tandem Stills + Motion in collaboration with The National Wildlife Refuge Association.    Photos by Soul River Inc., Tandem Stills + Motion and USFWS. Special thanks to Chad Brown, Founder …

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10 Cities Campaign: Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

Tucked behind the Mall of America and close to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Airport is a gateway to what seems like another world. It’s hard to believe that one can leave a large indoor retail space and minutes later be in a quiet natural area, where bald eagles fly and walking the wilderness trails make you feel like you’re hundreds of miles away from anything. Even in a state that prides itself on its public lands, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge stands out.

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10 Cities Campaign: South Texas Refuge Complex

When most people think of Texas, they imagine sun and sagebrush, with sprawling ranches and open plains. In reality, the state is incredibly environmentally diverse, encompassing dramatic mountains and desert rivers in the west, and humid, Spanish moss-draped coastal wetlands in the southeast. The South Texas Refuge Complex (STRC) sits in the latter area, mostly located between the border with Mexico and the Gulf. Though it is far from the sprawl of cities like Houston and San Antonio, the Lower Rio Grande Valley area has lost more than 97% of its native habitats to development, making the Complex an important bulwark protecting the ecological health of wildlife corridors in southeast Texas.

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10 Cities Campaign: Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

Ask people what comes to mind when they think of Detroit and you get answers like ‘concrete,’ ‘cars,’ and ‘vacant buildings’ so it might come as a surprise that just 20 miles south of Detroit is the Detroit River IWR

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Reacquaint Yourself With Wildlife Refuges in 10 Cities

In 2018, we’re going to remind people to get engaged with wildlife refuges by highlighting events and activities taking place around the country, from cleaning up rivers and waterways in Los Angeles to observing butterflies in South Texas to youth leaders from underrepresented communities learning about the fragile wetland ecosystem in Florida. We hope that people will feel energized and engaged by taking part in one of these events, or leave  with a greater understanding of the benefits of conservation, and that they continue to visit their community’s wildlife refuges or participate in related local programs for years to come!

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