National Wildlife Refuges

Refuges in Pacific Region Face Funding Crisis

(03/12/2007) - Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is making drastic reductions and redeployments of staff in the National Wildlife Refuge System throughout the Pacific region. Reductions in services will be felt in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Guam and several Pacific islands. These reductions will force the elimination of environmental education programs for school children, impose cuts in endangered species recovery programs and sharply reduce habitat

President's Budget Plays Shell Game as Wildlife, Lands Continue to Fall Behind

(02/05/2007) - Washington, D.C. -- The budget released today by President Bush proposes major cuts in the Land and Water Conservation Fund, zeroes out funding for land owner incentive programs, cuts endangered species conservation and shortchanges wildlife refuges, thereby leaving our nation's wildlife resources in increasing jeopardy, according to Defenders of Wildlife.


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