Media Advisory: Nation's Ten Most Endangered Wildlife Refuges to be Announced Friday, October 8th

Press Conferences To Be Held Around the Country

(09/21/2004) - Washington , D.C. – Defenders of Wildlife will release its first annual Ten Most Endangered Wildlife Refuges report on Friday, October 8th to kick off National Wildlife Refuge Week (October 10-16). The report identifies ten refuges facing the most serious and immediate environmental abuses this year.  

Ten wildlife refuges in the following states will be listed this year as the nation’s most endangered: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Texas and Wisconsin.

Press conferences will be held in various locations around the country.

EVENT: Release of Defenders of Wildlife’s 2004 list of the ten most endangered wildlife refuges in a report titled, Refuges at Risk.

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 8, 2004 (Embargo lifts at 5 a.m. eastern time, October 8th).

WHERE TO GET:Embargoed materials are available pre-release date.

REPORT: To request report, media materials or b-roll, e-mail your name, media organization, full address, phone and fax numbers to Sandra Marquardt at or call (301) 512-4781.


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Carrie Collins, (301) 951-8019
Sandra Marquardt, (301) 512-4781