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. Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in How Should We Honor Earth Day? America has many worldwide firsts in conservation: we were the first nation to establish a national park, the first to create a national wildlife refuge, the first to approve a law protecting endangered species and the first to create a national day dedicated to conservation, Earth Day. But today, we are experiencing another period of crisis in America’s commitment to conservation. When did conservation become a polarizing political issue, when it has been, for the past century, a defining characteristic of American values and the American spirit? Ecological Insults and Injuries Revealed Four Years after Deepwater Horizon Four years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, we’re beginning to see the full scope of how this ecological disaster is impacting our wildlife on land, air and sea. Wolf Weekly Wrap- Up California wavering on protection for gray wolves under state law; Defenders of Wildlife featured on the HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell show tonight; A close up look at the science: wolf breeding pairs in Idaho; bad bills for Mexican gray wolves in Arizona.