Imperiled animals of all shapes and sizes are becoming increasingly dependent on national wildlife refuges for survival. And they’re counting on you today to speak up for them.
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Speak Up! – a program on WomensRadio – invites women, and also men, who “speak” to women in terms of their values, their goals and their strong sense of community, to address issues, opportunities and successes that need to be heard by a larger audience of women leaders. This week, Speak Up! featured Defenders’ executive vice president Jamie Rappaport Clark, highlighting Defenders’ response to the oil disaster and her experiences on the ground in the Gulf.
“My memories of two weeks of 12- to 14-hour days picking up birds are still pretty vivid. Our team operated on pure adrenaline. I guess you can say you don’t know what you can do until you do it. We didn’t stop as long as there were still things to do. If we had been out on the boat all day and a call came in saying there were birds on the beach in need of help, we just did it. We were trying to help every bird.”
In this “Heroes” segment, meet Jack Bohannan, Refuge Manager of for Delta, Breton and Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuges in Southeast Louisiana. “When you are passionate about conserving wild animals and their habitats, that’s all the motivation you need to labor on in the face of this kind of adversity. The oil keeps on coming; but we will not give up and we will not give in. There is too much at stake.”
In the first installment of the “Heroes” series, we meet Jereme Phillips, who has been with the US Fish and Wildlife Service for 11 years. He is the Refuge Manager at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Gulf Shores, Alabama. Learn about how Jereme’s been dealing with the Gulf oil disaster.