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Support Banning Medieval Traps on Wildlife Refuges!

Please urge your state legislators to support H.R. 2016/S. 1081 and to keep national wildlife refuges safe havens for animals. The post Support Banning Medieval Traps on Wildlife Refuges! appeared first on PETA.

43. How to visit Wassaw Island

Designated a National Wildlife Refuge in 1969, Wassaw Island has a quieter reputation than nearby Sapelo or Cumberland.

Surfers & Turtles Like Florida’s Natural Beaches

Florida's Sebastian Inlet Surfrider Chapter had helped re-plant beaches in a wildlife refuge for several years. So when they heard that an oceanfront home was going to be demolished, they were there to restore the property to native coastal strand.

USFWS will hold Public Meetings for a Revised CCP

The United States Fish & Wildlife Service has announced that it has scheduled a number of public meetings to discuss the conservation plan for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado. In 1997, the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act was passed. Show More Summary

Zoom in on National Park Foundation's 'Share the Experience' photo contest

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Can you find a more touching mother and child portrait in a national park? The photograph of a polar bear cuddling with her cub at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska took top prize in the National Park Foundation's 2014 "Share the Experience" photo contest.

Zoom in on National Park Foundation's 'Share the Experience' photo contest

Can you find a more touching mother and child portrait in a national park? The photograph of a polar bear cuddling with her cub at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska took top prize in the National Park Foundation's 2014 "Share the Experience" photo contest.

Wildlife Caretaker

Unexpected Wildlife Refuge is in need of a caretaker. The person who has overseen its running for more than a decade is moving, and a new caretaker is needed... The post Wildlife Caretaker appeared first on PETA.

USFWS Announces New Wildlife Refuge

US Fish & Game Service has announced the creation of the newest National Wildlife Refuge, appropriately called Mountain Bogs National Wildlife Refuge. The new refuge is located in Ashe County in North Carolina. Although there are 11 refuges in the state, this is the only one that is west of Charlotte. Show More Summary

Animal Planet Greenlights Documentary Series Set in Alaskan Wilderness (Exclusive)

'The Last Alaskans' focuses on four families who live in isolation in the state's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. read more

Thou Shalt Honor Local Nature Preserves!

I visited the McKinney Preserve in Westbrook over the weekend. It is part of the National Wildlife Refuge System. I noticed that there wasn't a single person visiting the property while I was there. I t made for a peaceful morning of birding but it's a shame that places like this aren't visited more often by birders. Show More Summary

Kansas: Wings N Wetlands Birding Festival

Yellow-headed Blackbird Last week I attended the biennial Wings ‘N Wetlands festival, right in the heart of Kansas. The Quivira National Wildlife Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area are the heart and soul of the festival, highlighting the wetlands considered by many to be the most important in the Western Hemisphere for shorebird migration. Show More Summary

Two alligators got into an epic fight and it was really intense

The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is technically a golf tournament, but it’s really more of a wildlife refuge. Alligators are (...)

Celebrity Mountain Lion P-22 Leaves L.A. Crawl Space, Probably For New York

last monthNews : Huffington Post

(Reuters) - A mountain lion with his own Facebook fan page that triggered a media storm by hiding in the crawl space under a Los Angeles house has left its urban refuge, wildlife officials said on Tuesday. The animal known as P-22, who...Show More Summary

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

last monthTechnology / 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

last monthNews : 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

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

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 ?

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