National Wildlife Refuges

Bush Administration Waives Environmental Laws to Build Border Fence on Goldwater Range

Decision Overrides Local Manager’s Decision to Build Vehicle Barrier

(01/17/2007) - Washington, DC -- The Bush administration has decided to ignore the harmful impacts on wildlife, including the endangered Sonoran pronghorn, and waive all environmental and historic preservation laws to build a controversial double-layered fence along Arizona's Barry M. Goldwater Range. The decision abuses the 2005 "REAL ID" law and paves the way for severe and unnecessary environmental damage, according to Defenders of Wildlife.

Defenders of Wildlife Report, Refuges at Risk, Wins Top Award from National Association of Conservation Groups

(12/06/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- A report by Defenders of Wildlife, Refuges at Risk, The Threat of Global Warming: America's 10 Most Endangered National Wildlife Refuges 2006, was named "Most Effective Action on Federal Policy" by the Natural Resources Council of America (NRCA), a national association of more than 85 national and regional environmental and conservation organizations, at its Annual Conservation Community Awards ceremony. The NRCA gave Defenders its prestigious Award of

Defenders of Wildlife Report Spotlights 10 National Wildlife Refuges Threatened by Global Warming

"The Entire Refuge System Faces an Uncertain Future Given Warming Predictions."

(11/05/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- Global warming is the single greatest challenge threatening the National Wildlife Refuge System as a whole, according to a Defenders of Wildlife report that identifies 10 refuges demonstrating the dire consequences from global warming.


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