Category Archive: Wildlife

Combating the Water Quality Attack on the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Red Tide: Part II – A Friend’s Story
NWRA welcomes a guest blog by our partner, the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society about impacts to their refuge from toxic red tide and green algae, and their efforts to find solutions.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/09/combating-the-water-quality-attack-on-the-j-n-ding-darling-national-wildlife-refuge/

Red Tide, Algae Blooms and Impacts to our National Wildlife Refuges

Over the summer, the nation has seen devastating impacts to wildlife and people from algae blooms including red tide, with the most widely reported on occurring along the Gulf Coast of Florida. Photos of dead sea turtles, dolphins, sea birds and fish, and even a 26 foot long whale shark have been circulating on the news and on social media. The red tide in southwest Florida over the last is one of the worst on record, killing hundreds of thousands of animals, causing severe respiratory problems in humans, and impacting tourism.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/09/red-tide-algae-blooms-and-impacts-to-our-national-wildlife-refuges/

Refuge Association Joins Efforts for the Recovery of the Critically Endangered Puerto Rican Parrot

In March, 2018, the National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) initiated a new project sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER), to search individuals of the endemic and critical endangered Puerto Rican Parrots (Amazona vittata) in the Karst areas adjacent to the Rio Abajo Forest.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/05/refuge-association-joins-efforts-for-the-recovery-of-the-critically-endangered-puerto-rican-parrots/

FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill — What’s In It?

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed a final omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) which included many wildlife conservation priorities. The fiscal year officially began on October 1, 2017 but the government has been funded through a series of “Continuing Resolutions” since then. This funding bill will fund the government until September 30, 2018. In the meanwhile, work is already underway on fiscal year 2019 bill.

So – what was in the final law?

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/03/fy18-omnibus-appropriations-bill-whats-in-it/

Happy Birthday National Wildlife Refuge System, 115 Years Old!

Today is the National Wildlife Refuge System’s Birthday! To celebrate we created a story on the Marine National Monuments and their relationships with National Wildlife Refuges.  Read about Papahānaumokuākea, the Pacific Remote Islands, Rose Atoll and Mariana Trench.   We hope you enjoy! 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/03/happy-birthday-national-wildlife-refuge-system-115-years-old-today/

Refuge Association Applauds Desperately Needed Emergency Funding in Budget Deal

Read our press release on The Refuge Association discussing the much-needed emergency funding that has been allocated to the refuges for natural disaster damage.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/02/refuge-association-applauds-desperately-needed-emergency-funding-in-budget-deal/

Refuge Association Joins Lawsuit to Stop Illegal Land Exchange at Izembek Refuge

Read our press release on The Refuge Association joining a lawsuit to stop the illegal land exchange happening at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/refuge-association-joins-lawsuit-to-stop-illegal-land-exchange-at-izembek-refuge/

Footage From Save Santa Ana NWR Rally

Our President Geoff Haskett joined other speakers at the Save Santa Ana Rally to speak in opposition to a proposed border wall that would be built across the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/footage-from-save-santa-ana-nwr-rally/

Amidst Shutdown Chaos, Trump Administration Gives Away Public Land in Alaska

Heart of Globally Important National Wildlife Refuge Illegally Exchanged to Allow for Foreign
Company’s Profits

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/amidst-shutdown-chaos-trump-administration-gives-away-public-land-in-alaska/

Former DOI Officials Send Letter on Migratory Bird Treaty Act to Secretary Zinke

On Dec 22nd, Secretary Zinke issued guidance to reinterpret one of the oldest and most important conservation laws of our nation – the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) which will have implications on migratory birds. Bipartisan Interior leaders from several …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/letter-on-migratory-bird-treaty-act-to-secretary-zinke-from-former-doi-officials/

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