Here are a few of the places we are working to protect right now.
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
While the threat to the Arctic Refuge is greater than it has ever been, the National Wildlife Refuge Association has been fighting to defend the Arctic Refuge for decades – and we have no intention of backing down now. Learn more.
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and other border Refuges
National Wildlife Refuges located along the Rio Grande River and on the U.S. border with Mexico are some of the most ecologically important areas in the nation. Unfortunately they are at the forefront of the Trump Administration’s proposed expansion of a border wall. Learn more.
Desert National Wildlife Refuge
The beauty of the Mojave Desert landscape and its inhabitants – including desert bighorn sheep, desert tortoise and endemic fish found only in desert springs. This unique landscape is under threat from expanded Air Force training and testing exercises. Learn more.
Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge
The Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area was established in 2012 as a result of unprecedented cooperation among federal and state agencies, cattle ranchers, Everglades sportsmen, and conservation groups.
Thousands of acres of critical ranch, farming, wildlife habitat, flood protection area and water storage lands have been added to the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area because of conservation partnerships formed by Florida ranchers, sportsmen, state and federal agencies and the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Learn more.
Mid-Columbia River and Central Washington Refuge Complex
We work with US Fish and Wildlife Service staff to improve methods and programs aimed at conserving intact ecosystems, restoring degraded areas, and abating the threat of invasive plant species across 8 wildlife refuges in Central Washington and the Mid-Columbia Basin, including Hanford Reach National Monument. Learn more.
uRban National Wildlife Refuges
The National Wildlife Refuge Association’s Urban Program works to reach new audiences who are not familiar with local area refuges. These wild place close to urban centers provide a unique opportunity to build a broader conservation constituency for the future of wildlife, plants, and habitats, which are essential to maintaining a healthy planet. Learn more.
Funding The National Wildlife Refuge System
Coping with challenges such as invasive species, climate change, pollution, encroachment from urbanization and even crime pose some of the many challenges to National Wildlife Refuge System budgets. We need your support to tell congress to fund the National Wildlife Refuge System at $586 million annually. Learn more.