A young nature photographer can’t hide his excitement at capturing an elusive wildlife shot at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.
Wild Angles: News From the National Wildlife Refuge SystemNews for April 2012 RSS
Catch Spring Fever
At a National Wildlife Refuge
The chorus of spring peepers, new activity at eagles’ nests, the calls of spring migrants, the crowning of green shoots all make it clear: Spring has sprung at national wildlife refuges. Visit one now and thrill to nature’s annual renewal. Refuges make great places to hike, to paddle, to fish, to hunt or just see wildlife.
Refuges improve human health, provide recreation, and stimulate local economies, boosting tourism and generating jobs. In 2010 more than 40 million people visited a national wildlife refuge, generating about $4.2 billion in economic activity, according to an October 2011 report commissioned by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization. Sample a refuge event and find out what all the excitement is about.
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The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals, and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov. Connect with our Facebook page, follow our tweets, watch our YouTube Channel, and download photos from our Flickr page.Wild Angles is published monthly by the Refuge System, part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior.
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