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American white pelicans
American white pelicans are among the many eye-catching birds at J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Florida.
Credit: Arthur Grillo

March 2010 Media Tip Sheet

Refuge Law Enforcement Officers Train to Stop Looting
National Wildlife Refuge System law enforcement officers, whose training includes a mandatory course in cultural resource protection, have a new case to draw from in their study: the looting of more than 13,000 historic artifacts from an archeological site at Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois. Fellow officers are credited with the case's successful prosecution. . . Read more


Cold Snap Culls Invasives − Temporarily
The record January cold snap in Florida that stunned or killed scores of sea turtles and manatees also did some little–heralded good: It took a toll on non–native invaders, including Central and South American iguanas, Cuban tree frogs, Burmese pythons and other exotic species. . . Read more


Watch Spring Unfold in the National Wildlife Refuge System

The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the world's premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. Here is list of events at refuges across the nation. . . Read more


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