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Service designates Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership at New Haven Harbor in Connecticut

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today designated the Urban Oases project in the New Haven Harbor Watershed as an Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. With 80 percent of Americans living in cities, the Service’s new Urban Wildlife Refuge Initiative will forge connections between the National Wildlife Refuge System, natural resource conservation, and people living in urban areas. “We must reach out into cities to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to develop a true connection with wild things and wild places. Our Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnerships will help us engage communities where we haven’t had much of a presence,” said U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.

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Published on: Wednesday, October 30,2013

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