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Florida Cabinet Approves Conservation Purchases to Protect 3,000 Acres in Everglades Headwaters NWR

Today, August 16th, the Florida Cabinet approved the purchases of two significant conservation properties that will protect more than 3,000 acres of pristine habitat within the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Partnership Area. These purchases will be made …

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Duck Stamp Sale Opens Today

Today, June 23rd, the new Federal and Junior Duck Stamps go on sale. Federal duck stamps are mandatory waterfowl hunting license requirements every hunter over the age of 16 must purchase and carry. Through this program, hunting ducks, geese, and …

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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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Howling with happiness – our conservation hero wins prestigious award from one of our great partners

Rose Letwin, Founder and President of the Wilburforce Foundation, accepted the Spirit of Defenders – Citizen Advocacy Award at the 2016 Wildlife Conservation Awards Dinner hosted by Defenders for Wildlife for her leadership in conserving the North American West and providing …

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Guest Blog: Ranchers Play Important Role in Florida’s Conservation

By: David “Lefty” Durando Cattle ranchers care about Florida’s natural lands and wildlife, and being good stewards is extremely important to us. My family has been in the ranching business in Central and South Florida since the mid-1800s, and we …

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Soul River Runs Wild – Transforming Youth and Veterans through Conservation

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska is the largest, wildest, and most pristine national wildlife refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. This place of extraordinary wilderness protects, in an undisturbed condition, fragile ecosystems, habitats, and wildlife. For Refuge Association …

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President Obama to Create Largest Protected Area on Earth through Papahanaumokuakea Expansion

Today the Obama Administration announced it would expand Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument from 89 million to 373 million acres, creating the largest protected area on planet Earth. The President will highlight this enormous global conservation gain next week at the …

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Proposed National Monument Expansion Would Create Largest Marine Protected Area on Earth

On Monday, August 1st, and Tuesday, August 2nd, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are holding public meetings in Oahu and Kauai, Hawaii to receive comments on the proposed expansion of …

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Bear River Watershed Conservation Area Established as 565th Unit of the Refuge System

Today, the National Wildlife Refuge Association is joining with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ferry family of Corinne, Utah to celebrate the donation of a 30-acre conservation easement by the Ferry Ranch and Farm. This conservation easement …

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Vieques Land Transfer Removed From Debt Deal

A provision to allow the Secretary of the Interior to convey portions of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as part of a debt-relief package was stripped from the bill after local and national conservation …

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