Looking Back: Molly Brown, Refuge Volunteer, Advocate and Friend

Now in her 27th year serving as President of the Friends of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, one of the first groups of its kind, Molly Brown looks back on a career centered upon balancing the needs of wildlife with …

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Tigers for Tigers Coalition Launches #WhereAreTheTigers Campaign

At the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition office, we dream of forests, swamps and tundra where wild tigers are free to roam without fear of falling victim to the violent greed of poachers. We dream of a world as it …

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House and Senate Appropriations Committees Release 2016 Funding Recommendations

Over the past few weeks, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released their draft Fiscal Year 2016 spending bills for the Department of the Interior, including the National Wildlife Refuge System and associated wildlife conservation programs. The bills differ in …

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Butterfly Garden at Hagerman NWR Attracts People and Pollinators

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, TX is one of the many areas impacted by the intense flooding that devastated Texas and parts of Oklahoma in mid-May. The wildlife refuge is still dealing with the repercussions, one of which has been the …

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Detroit River Refuge Manager Publishes New Book

Over a 30-year career working to conserve wildlife in the Great Lakes area, John Hartig has seen and learned an awful lot. Hartig is the Refuge Manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, located just south of the automobile …

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Bosque Refuge Celebrates Two National Refuge Award Winners

It was a bittersweet moment at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday, as supervisory biologist John Vradenburg and the Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge received respective refuge awards from the National Wildlife Refuge Association. …

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First Day of Sale for 2015-2016 Duck Stamp Announced

The Migratory Bird Conservation Fund recently announced that the winning designs for the 2015-2016 Duck Stamp Contest will be sold to the public for the first time on Friday, June 26. Jennifer Miller, a native of Olean, NY, has been …

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on Shortlist for Best Scenic Campground

Do you love camping, but feel like you’ve seen it all? Are you in search of a truly unique outdoor experience, where over 400,000 acres of pure Georgia wetlands host up-close encounters with wildlife you’ve only seen in zoos? Pitching …

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USFWS Crushes 1 ton of Elephant Ivory in Times Square

In an historic effort to reduce demand for illegal wildlife parts and to raise awareness about the international poaching crisis, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crushed 1 ton of confiscated elephant ivory in Times Square, the heart of New …

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Interning at a National Wildlife Refuge Offers Great Work Experience

The National Tigers for Tigers Coalition has recently partnered with the National Wildlife Refuge Association to provide special internship opportunities for Tigers for Tigers members on various refuges throughout the country. Robin Lloyd, a Zoology and Animal Biology major at Auburn …

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