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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.

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Land and Water Conservation Fund Expires September 30, 2018

The nation’s most important land acquisition program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is set to expire on September 30, 2018 – Congress must act! If Congress does not reauthorize LWCF, there will be no funding for vital wildlife conservation land acquisition projects on national wildlife refuges next year.

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14 Refuges: Portland-Vancouver Urban Wildlife Refuge Project

Portland, Oregon is a bustling port town that’s experiencing rapid growth, and faces many challenges around striking a balance between preservation of public lands, investing in communities, and promoting economic investment. Across the Columbia River in Washington, the city of Vancouver is becoming a magnet for people moving to the region for work and retirement. But it isn’t just the vibrant communities and amenities that attract people; world-class park systems and access to various public lands are just as important as lively brewpubs and an established music scene, and six national wildlife refuges are among the areas easily accessible to this major metro area.

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Southwest Florida Landscape Conservation Design

It is a well known is the fact that Florida is one of the fastest growing states with more than 350,000 new people moving there each year.  Yet, the rural heartlands of southwest and south-central Florida harbor a rich mosaic …

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Dr. Jane Goodall urges Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Dr. Jane Goodall has just sent a letter to Congress urging them to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Dr. Goodall has seen firsthand the destruction of habitats across the world and she implores Congress and the American people to ensure …

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Protected: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Rally

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National Wildlife Refuge Expo 2017

On October 11th the National Wildlife Refuge Association and members of the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) held the second National Wildlife Refuge System Expo to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week. Refuge Week occurs every second week of October …

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Florida Cabinet Approves Conservation Purchases to Protect 3,000 Acres in Everglades Headwaters NWR

Today, August 16th, the Florida Cabinet approved the purchases of two significant conservation properties that will protect more than 3,000 acres of pristine habitat within the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Partnership Area. These purchases will be made …

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Duck Stamp Sale Opens Today

Today, June 23rd, the new Federal and Junior Duck Stamps go on sale. Federal duck stamps are mandatory waterfowl hunting license requirements every hunter over the age of 16 must purchase and carry. Through this program, hunting ducks, geese, and …

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Migratory Bird Day and Flyways!

May 13th: Migratory Bird Day! This day aims to celebrate all migratory birds and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that protects them. It is one of the oldest wildlife protection laws, and since its enactment in 1918, it has saved …

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