Posts Tagged: conservation

2014 Conservation Awards

Celebrating Conservation »

The annual Awards Dinner is a wonderful opportunity to gather our most dedicated advocates in celebration of Defenders’ accomplishments of Defenders and to honor members of the community for their unparalleled contributions to wildlife and land conservation.

Deep Fork pails, © FWS

Protecting national wildlife refuges requires more than duct tape »

Totaling more than 150 million acres, the National Wildlife Refuge System is the world’s largest system of protected areas dedicated first and foremost to wildlife conservation. Yet over 200 national wildlife refuges have existing oil and gas infrastructure including 103 refuges and four wetland management districts that have active oil and gas wells. In total there are more than 5,000 wells, with almost 1,700 of those wells actively producing oil and gas.