National Wildlife Refuges

Conservation groups' comments on off-road vehicle management plan

(05/12/2010) -

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (May 12, 2010) — National Audubon Society, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Southern Environmental Law Center yesterday submitted comments regarding the National Park Service's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on Cape Hatteras National Seashore's Off-road Vehicle Management Plan. Collectively, these organizations represent 1.5 million members and supporters.  

Defenders mourns the loss of FWS Director Sam Hamilton

Statement on the passing of Sam Hamilton

(02/22/2010) -

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement by Jamie Rappaport Clark, executive vice president of Defenders of Wildlife.

“Sam Hamilton had made great strides in unifying and mobilizing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after what was a long and difficult eight years under the last administration. He brought integrity and biological creativity back to the agency.

Groups call on N.C. to build safer route after sea reclaims outer banks highway

Longer bridge option less exposed and safer for people and refuge

(11/18/2009) -

CHAPEL HILL, NC—Six conservation groups today called on the North Carolina Department of Transportation to build a safer, less-exposed emergency route for Outer Banks residents and tourists that is not dependent on the section of Highway 12 in Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge which was washed out last week during the remnants of tropical storm Ida.

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