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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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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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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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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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Starting a New Life: Immigrant Children Connect with Nature in Their New Home

  By Lisa Cox January 12, 2017 EL CAJON, Calif. – Dirt flies as students dig in a garden, the sound of laughter bouncing across the schoolyard. “There’s sand in my shoes, but that’s not stopping me!” exclaims Maryna, a …

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A Community Comes Together to Conserve their Precious Wildlife: the Endangered Key Deer

The endangered key deer population in the Florida Keys is facing a new threat that has already wiped out nearly 15% of the population since July – the new-world screwworm. New-world screwworms can infect livestock and warm-blooded animals, which also …

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Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week!

Throughout the week of October 8–15, national wildlife refuges across the country will be hosting free events for you to discover and connect with your National Wildlife Refuge System! Did you know that the National Wildlife Refuge System is the …

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Joe Browder – A Conservation Warrior Remembered

South Florida and the Everglades would be a very different place today if it was not for the extraordinary work, passion, and dedication of Joe Browder. Our dear friend and advisor to the Refuge Association, Joe Browder, passed away on …

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Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates its 50th Anniversary on August 19th

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: USFWS

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate its 50th anniversary on August 19th to commemorate its success to conserve migratory birds and to protect critical habitat in Maine. Established in 1966, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge is unique in that …

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Ocean Mysteries: Eight Cool Creatures that Call the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Home

Ten years ago President G.W. Bush created the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (MNM) setting the stage for the United States to become the world’s leader in ocean protection. By the end of Bush’s tenure, he had created another three Marine …

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