15 August 2011 Ask the Experts: What Does the Future Hold for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Posted by: Caitlin Leutwiler | 1 comment | Share: According to new research from Defenders of Wildlife, climate change imperils some of the most charismatic wildlife within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge-–including the polar bear, Arctic fox, lynx and caribou. Defenders’ Aimee Delach was among the climate change scientists working on the report. Watch her video to learn more about the report and our recommendations for protecting the refuge’s unique wildlife. The report comes as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases its draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Below, Defenders’ National Wildlife Refuge expert Julie Kates discusses the plan and what it means for the largest land-based wildlife refuge in the nation. Learn more: See Defenders’ report and learn more about the threats climate change poses to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the specialized mammals that call it home. One Response to “Ask the Experts: What Does the Future Hold for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?” mary power September 9th, 2011 frist i wish rodger very best, happy retierment. thank you for every thing you did for the beautiful wolfes and wildlife, i well continue to help as i can, god bless. Reply Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Washington Wildlife Officials Issue Kill Order for Huckleberry Wolf Pack; Illinois Adds Wolves as a Protected Species; Keeping our Sights on OR-7; Yawning is contagious – even in wolves! Courage for Conservation Thanks to the efforts of the Tribes of Fort Peck, bison have been returned to their historic home in the Great Plains. The Passenger Pigeon’s Everlasting Mark – America’s Most Infamous Extinction The passenger pigeon’s human-caused extinction 100 years ago is a haunting reminder of how important the ESA is for endangered species.