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.
(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
"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.