(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.
WASHINGTON (March 19, 2014) – Defenders of Wildlife Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Donald Barry, cosigned a bipartisan letter with three other former assistant secretaries for fish and wildlife and parks from the Department of the Interior, thanking Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for making the right decision in December to reject a highly contentious and damaging road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, despite intense political