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.
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Recent reports illustrate how drastically funding cuts have impacted the important work of wildlife and habitat conservation.
This week wildlife suffered a double blow.
The 100-person gathering was the culmination of a two-day lobbying marathon organized by Defenders and other conservation groups to help secure funding for wildlife conservation programs.
Take refuge from the ordinary this summer at a National wildlife refuge. Unlike national parks and forests, there’s a national wildlife refuge in every state — and many are just a short drive from major cities and well-worn highways.