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The Parrots of Howard Beach

North of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens is a middle class neighborhood, predominantly Italian-American, known as Howard Beach. Named...

Keeping Our Arctic Wilderness Wild

Fifty years ago, the battle to create the magnificent Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in far northeastern Alaska inspired Congress to approve America's Wilderness Act, the law that has since protected millions of acres of some of our nation's most iconic and cherished wild places. The Arctic Refuge is, simply put, astonishing. Show More Summary

Another Great Shorebirding Day at Jamaica Bay

Saturday morning, 30 August 2014, was a perfect time for shorebirding at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s East Pond. The high...

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Late August by Susan Harris

I spent a sublime morning this week at the Blackwater  National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, in the beautiful State of Maryland. Outside the Visitor’s Center, a wildlife garden that includes Butterfly Weed (Asclepias incarnata). The very-familiar Rudbeckia with the rarely used Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua.) One of the many abandoned […]

Peep Show on the East Pond!

Sunday morning was a perfect morning to get out on the East Pond of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. The crowds...

Florida Begins Alligator Season, Opens Refuge to Hunters

Florida's public alligator hunt opened on Friday, and this year hunters will have access to the 150,000-acre Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge for the first time. According to Reuters, more than a thousand sportsmen and women applied for the privile...

White House Blocks Construction of ‘Lifesaving’ Road, Tells Alaskans: ‘Get Over It’

Alaskans living on an isolated Aleutian Island, miles from emergency medical care, sued the Obama administration in 2013 for blocking a gravel road that would wind through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and allow residents to reach a vital airport. Show More Summary

More Bad Luck For Depressed Polar Bear

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

As if Arturo's loveless life couldn't get any more sad, Argentina is now refusing to let the bear spend his remaining days in a plush wildlife refuge in Canada.

Feds move to restrict neonic pesticides — well, one fed at least

The EPA is still refusing to ban these dangerous insecticides, but a U.S. Fish and Wildlife official is phasing them out in some wildlife refuges.

Ocean News: "Our Ocean" Conference Closes with Major Victories for the Oceans

Pink coral gardens of Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, an area in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument that Obama committed to expanding yesterday. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters / Flickr Creative...Show More Summary

68 elephants killed in the last two months at African wildlife refuge

Elephants in Garamba National Park. Photo by Flickr user Terese Hart Sixty-eight elephants in one of Africa’s oldest national parks – Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo – have been slaughtered in the past two months...Show More Summary

Alaska Is Burning in 'Apocalyptic' Wildfire

Alaska is experiencing the second-largest wildfire in the 72-year history of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. A fire ironically named for the Funny River is so flagrant that it is being referred to as "apocalyptic" by some. RapidShow More Summary

Red wolves, alligators, dolphin and birds at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge South Carolina

Outside of Charleston, South Carolina about 25 miles northeast of the city, I saw a road sign on Highway 17 for the Sewee Environmental Education Center. In a split second decision, I hit the brakes of my rental car and exited to investigate...Show More Summary

Alaska’s Wildfires: Funny River Fire Alone Now Covers Over 45,000 Acres

A thick smokey haze hangs over much of Alaska as 45,000 acres of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is engulfed in flames from a raging wildfire. Meanwhile, Alaska battles other forest fires as well. An estimate 1,800 acres are engulfed in flames in Beluga and Tyonek. Some of the Alaskan flames are just miles from

The Duck Stamp and Lack of National Wildlife Refuge Funding

4 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

The National Wildlife Refuge system is one of America’s greatest treasures. It preserves habitat, protects wildlife. and provides diverse nature...

Fish die-off in Marina del Rey blamed on oxygen depletion

State wildlife officials investigating the die-off of thousands of anchovies in Marina del Rey over the weekend have concluded that the fish probably died because they sought refuge in the harbor, became trapped and used up all of the oxygen in the water. During an aerial survey of area...

Putting an End to Deer Poaching on Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge

Thanks to an anonymous tip and solid investigative work, a 17-year serial poacher from Minnesota was sentenced in federal court today after pleading guilty to a Lacey Act violation for transporting wildlife that was unlawfully taken in violation of fed...

Free Video on Photographing at Wildlife Refuges

Check this free video from Lynda.com while I talk with Ben Long about photographing wildlife at refuges. For more free content, check out the 7 days of free access to Lynda.com to watch all of the Photo Attorney courses there. You just...Show More Summary

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