In a major win for wildlife and public lands, the damaging provision to give away thousands of acres of Vieques National Wildlife Refuge has been dropped.
Posts Categorized: Public Lands
In this session of Congress alone, we have seen over 100 legislative attacks on the ESA and an inestimable number of other anti-wildlife, anti-environmental proposals.
Our public lands – refuges, forests, parks and more – provide us with so much. They serve as strongholds for wildlife, help protect sources of clean drinking water, and provide all kinds of opportunities for having fun in the great outdoors.
When most people think of Puerto Rico, they think of vacation, sunny beaches and tropical drinks. What they may not realize is that Puerto Rico also hosts one of America’s most popular wildlife refuges. Now, the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge is under attack in Congress.
Today, there are 563 national wildlife refuges, a testament to our nation’s commitment to the conservation of important habitat for the nation’s fish and wildlife resources. You can find refuges in every state in the union, and they come in every size, shape and location imaginable.