National Wildlife Refuges

Senate Vote Ends Longstanding Debate Over the National Wildlife Refuge System

(09/09/1997) - Washington D.C.-- The U.S. Senate today ended a longstanding debate over the future of the National Wildlife Refuge System by approving legislation outlining management of the system's more than 500 refuges. By voice vote the Senate took up and passed a slightly amended version of the House-passed National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act, H.R. 1420.

New Rule Conserves Carnivores on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

Jennifer Witherspoon

(202) 772-0269  

jwitherspoon@defenders.org

 

New Rule Conserves Carnivores on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

WASHINGTON (August 3, 2016) – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) posted a final rule today prohibiting Alaska from applying its “predator control” program to National Wildlife Refuge System lands in the state.

After 41 days, illegal standoff at Malheur comes to an end

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February 11, 2016      

Contact: Catalina Tresky; (202) 772-0253, ctresky@defenders.org

 

After 41 days, illegal standoff at Malheur comes to an end

 

Defenders hails newly proposed national wildlife refuge in the Northeast

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January 20, 2016

Contact: Catalina Tresky; ctresky@defenders.org, (202) 772-0253

 

Defenders hails newly proposed national wildlife refuge in the Northeast

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continues its wildlife refuge work despite Malheur standoff

 

Federal judge rules to protect Izembek wilderness

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AUDUBON ALASKA * CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY * DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE * FRIENDS OF ALASKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES * NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ASSOCIATION * SIERRA CLUB * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY * WILDERNESS WATCH

Obama Administration Calls For Protecting Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

 

Contact: Haley Mckey 571-480-2113

Obama Administration Calls For Protecting Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Wilderness designation would prevent oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Refuge’s iconic coastal plain

Obama Administration Announces Expansion of National Monument in Pacific

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September 25, 2014

Contact: Courtney Sexton, 202-772-0253, csexton@defenders.org

Obama Administration Announces Major Expansion of Marine National Monument in Pacific

Expanded Monument in Pacific Ocean centered around national wildlife refuges will protect marine wildlife

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