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Last Known Male Northern White Rhino Requires 24-Hour Protection

A northern white rhinoceros named Sudan is now being accompanied around-the-clock by armed guards as he roams the Ol Pejeta wildlife refuge in Kenya because he's the last-known male of a threatened subspecies. Poachers in search of rhino...Show More Summary

Kelly: After extinction threat, Delmarva fox squirrel is on the rebound

Bald eagles are common at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County, Md., where they will occasionally swoop down and grasp unsuspecting Delmarva fox squirrels in their talons. This strikes me as somewhat unfair, and if...Show More Summary

Why Congress Can Sell Off Our National Forests, But Not National Parks

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Republican senators want to sell your National Forests, Wildernesses and Wildlife Refuges. But they can't sell your National Parks, Monuments or Preserves. Here's how all the different types of public land are different. And why you should care. Read more...

Is it Okay to Drill in the Arctic? It's Complicated, According to the Obama Administration

4 days agoNews : Vice News

The Obama administration is poised to green light Shell's plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean, while it has asked Congress to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from drilling.

Republican Senators Just Voted To Sell Off Your National Forests

Our public lands — including National Forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas — are arguably our greatest treasure. Well, almost every Republican Senator just voted to sell them to the highest bidder. This is what you can do about it. Read more...

Photo: Barn owl swoops through a blue sky

“I took this back in the summer at Merced National Wildlife Refuge,” writes Sam McMillan.

Republicans hate hikers

That’s what I assumed after seeing the American Senate vote on this: Amendment SA 838 was introduced to allow states to take over, transfer and sell public, federal lands, including National Forests, wildlife refuges, and wilderness areas. The vote was … Continue reading ?

Obama asks Congress to Widen Arctic Refuge Protections

  The Obama administration on Friday finalized its recommendation to expand protected areas of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, calling on Congress

U.S. recommends 12 million acre 'wilderness' area in Arctic refuge: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Revised recommendations by the Obama administration call for designating 12.28 million acres (5 million hectares) as wilderness in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the White House said on Friday.

Photo: Great egret wades in peachy sunset waters

The rich colors of sunset and the delicate silhouette of a great egret were captured in Merced National Wildlife Refuge in California.

South Africa Tests Drones to Thwart Rhino Poaching

South Africa is testing unmanned aerials vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, to stamp out rhino poaching in Kruger National Park, its "crown jewel" wildlife refuge.

Bay Circuit Trail Section 1: Plum Island to Rowley

Plum Island Date: 1-21-15 Starting Location: Joppa Flats Wildlife Refuge Destination: Newbury Lower Green BCT Map: Section 1, A to D Distance: 6.6 miles; 14.2 miles RT back to car When I got to the beach and stood on the sand, I was filled with a feeling of contentment. I’d picked a good winter day to hike to the […]            

Blue-winged Teal at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

The Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) is not that common in California except along the coast, so I was pretty excited to...

6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

We can thank President Theodore Roosevelt for establishing what became the nation's first national wildlife refuge—Florida's Pelican Island—in 1903. Today, more than 560 refuges throw a life line to some of America's most vulnerable species, and to the millions of visitors who spend time there drinking in the great outdoors. Show More Summary

Fishing at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

Fishing is not one of the recreational activities allowed at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge but apparently no one has passed...

Speed Birding

Most of our National Wildlife Refuges, Conservation Areas and large nature preserves are accessed by a network of graveled roads which permit close observation of the component habitats and their wild residents. This provides an excellent...Show More Summary

The Osprey’s Springtime Return to New York

The annual arrival in places like the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge of these large, lanky hawks is a sure sign of spring.

Arctic Mirage

Some Alaskan Inupiat Eskimos contend their community's future would be bleak if President Obama's proposal to designate most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) a wilderness becomes law. Such an official permanent designation,...Show More Summary

Juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

2 months agoHobbies / Birding : 10,000 Birds

Red-shouldered Hawks (Buteo lineatus) are one of my favorite raptors and I am fortunate to have them nesting near my...

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