Posts Tagged: wildlife refuges

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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.

TAKE REFUGE: Go Wild This Summer »

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.