National Wildlife Refuges

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Makes Nation's Most Endangered Refuges List

Dire Threat of Global Warming Jeopardizes Refuge's Future

(10/05/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- Rising sea levels caused by global warming could inundate much of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), according to a new report released today by Defenders of Wildlife.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Makes Nation's Most Endangered Refuges List

Dire Threat of Global Warming Jeopardizes Refuge's Future

(10/05/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- The predicted rise in sea level as a result of global warming would flood the marshes of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and destroy the wintering home of the last wild population of endangered whooping cranes in the world, according to a new report released today by Defenders of Wildlife.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Makes Nation's Most Endangered Refuges List

Dire Threat of Global Warming Jeopardizes Refuge's Future

(10/05/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- The low-lying nature of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) makes it especially vulnerable to the effects of global warming, as rising sea levels could potentially inundate much of the refuge, according to a new report released today by Defenders of Wildlife.

Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge Makes Nation's Most Endangered Refuges List

Dire Threat of Global Warming Jeopardizes Refuge's Future

(10/05/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- Shifting ocean currents, altered by global warming trends, are leading to collapses of entire food webs off Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), according to a new report released today by Defenders of Wildlife that focuses on the threat of global warming.

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Makes Nation's Most Endangered Refuges List

Dire Threat of Global Warming Jeopardizes Refuge's Future

(10/05/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- Almost half of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's forests have succumbed to beetle infestations spurred by global warming, threatening wildlife throughout the refuge, according to a new report released today by Defenders of Wildlife.

Devils Lake Wetland Management District Makes Nation's Most Endangered Refuges List

Dire Threat of Global Warming Jeopardizes Refuge's Future

(10/05/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- The lush lakes, ponds and wetlands that comprise the Devils Lake Wetland Management District are likely to dry up in the future, threatening duck populations, as a result of drought caused by global warming, according to a new report released today by Defenders of Wildlife.

Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge Makes Nation's Most Endangered Refuges List

Dire Threat of Global Warming Jeopardizes Refuge's Future

(10/05/2006) - Washington, D.C. -- Coral species protected by the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) may become extinct over the next century due to the effects of global warming, according to a new report released today by Defenders of Wildlife.

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