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 Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Last Week to Submit Your Photos! Defenders 5th annual photo contest is now in it’s final week, but you still have time to submit your best wildlife and wild lands photos for a chance to win a trip to Yellowstone National Park with renowned wildlife photographer Jess Lee! Failing Report Card on Federal Efforts to Conserve Sage-grouse Analyzing the federal plans for sage-grouse conservation, our experts find some serious problems for this iconic and already imperiled bird. Senate Wakes Up to Climate Change…At Least Some of Them Tonight more than 20 senators will be taking over the Senate floor to pull an all-nighter to “wake up” Congress to climate change.