National Wildlife Refuges

Reaction to GAO Report on Climate Change - Statement by Jamie Rappaport Clark

(09/06/2007) -

The following is a statement by Jamie Rappaport Clark, executive vice president of Defenders of Wildlife, and former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Clinton administration in reaction to the Government Accountability Office report released today that evaluates how federal resource management agencies are managing the impacts of climate change on federal lands.  

Future of Nation's Wildlife Refuges at Risk

Diverse Coalition Issues New Report Showing that Chronic Under-Funding Is Threatening America's Wildlife and Wild Lands

Congressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus Co-Chairs Speak Out

Refuges in Mountain-Prairie Region Face Funding Crisis

(03/22/2007) - Washington, DC -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is making drastic reductions and redeployments of staff in the National Wildlife Refuge System throughout the Mountain-Prairie region. Reductions in services will be felt in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. These cutbacks will force the reduction or elimination of environmental education programs for schoolchildren, impose cuts in recovery programs for endangered


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