National Wildlife Refuges

Bi-partisan support for Secretary Jewell’s decision: No road through Izembek refuge

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 press

National Wildlife Refuges More Than Pay for Themselves

Coalition calls on Congress to fund the Refuge System after report shows the economic benefit to the American public is almost five times the cost to run them

Defenders of Wildlife Hails Nomination of Rhea Suh as Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 30, 2013) — President Obama today signaled his intent to nominate Rhea Suh as assistant secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks within the Department of the Interior. Below is a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, President of Defenders of Wildlife.

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