National Wildlife Refuge System

Refuges on the Radio

Your local radio station may soon feature the sounds and stories of national wildlife refuges through a series of four 60-second public service announcements (PSAs) delivered to 3,500 radio stations nationwide.

Press Release

Listen to the PSAs…

Each National Wildlife Refuge Minute takes listeners to a different locale

sandhill crane flying
Credit: Christopher Tompkins

Every winter, thousands of sandhill cranes fly to Merced National Wildlife Refuge in California’s San Joaquin Valley. . .

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West Indian manatee
Credit: USFWS

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Florida is home to a myriad of species, but there’s one in particular for which it’s known: the West Indian manatee. . .

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sea otter
Credit: USFWS

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is one of the biggest and most remote stretches of wildlife in the country, but that doesn’t stop the Fish and Wildlife Service’s research vessel Tiglax from exploring the refuge’s cold waters to count and monitor sea otters. . .

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pileated woodpecker
Credit: USFWS

In Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge in northern New Jersey that hammering sound could be only one thing: the pileated woodpecker in search of a meal. . .

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In announcing the new public service campaign, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar urged Americans to connect with nature and visit a National Wildlife Refuge. "Americans can take pride in the tremendous beauty and diversity of refuge lands dedicated to the protection of wildlife habitat," Salazar said. "By visiting these places and encouraging their children to forge a connection with nature, they can help ensure vital wildlife conservation efforts will continue for generations to come."
Last updated: November 20, 2009