Posts Tagged: national wildlife refuge system

Birds at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, © Bob Miller

Refuges in Peril »

Each year that our national wildlife refuge system is underfunded means lost opportunities to help endangered species, educate the public and maintain our nation’s wild places.

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.