Tag Archive: National Wildlife Refuge Association

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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Refuge Association Attends The 2018 USFWS Southeast Region Training for Maintenance Professionals

On July 25th, The Refuge Association had the pleasure of attending USFWS’ 2018 Southeast Region Training for Maintenance Professionals. This year’s training took place in Auburn, Alabama and was conducted to empower USFWS’ maintenance professionals to lead through change by sharing, communicating, …

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National Wildlife Refuge Association Commends Bi-Partisan Bill to Address Refuge System Backlog

Click the image below to read our press release praising a bi-partisan bill that could reduce Refuge System backlog by as much as $130 million annually!  To see all of our press releases click here.

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Steve Thompson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From The National Wildlife Refuge Association

Read our press release on the National Wildlife Refuge Association presenting Steve Thompson, our former board member, and longtime USFWS leader, with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/05/steve-thompson-receives-lifetime-achievement-award-from-nwra/

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.

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My Internship at the Refuge Association

When I began my internship at the National Wildlife Refuge Association three months ago, I knew very little about the world of conservation. However, I was excited to channel my passion for the environment toward the wildlife which calls our …

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CARE Group Requests $900 Million to Support the Refuge System

This week, the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) group, chaired by the National Wildlife Refuge Association, released their comprehensive report requesting Congress and the Administration to appropriate $900 million in annual federal funding to support the National Wildlife Refuge …

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Coming Together to Support National Wildlife Refuges

All of us love our public lands, especially our national wildlife refuges. For many of us, refuges are places to seek solitude, to develop memories with friends and family and to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are a hunter, …

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Looking Back: Growth of the Organization

To celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, we are publishing a “Looking Back” series of blogs. Each edition will feature a different person who was involved with the organization at different stages over our 40 year history. For our second …

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