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.

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Press Release

Transcript for the Sea Otter Radio PSA

sea otter
Credit: USFWS

Spokesperson:          This is another National Wildlife Refuge Minute…

Sounds of sea gulls and crashing waves

Spokesperson:          Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is one of the biggest and most remote stretches of wildlife in the country.

Sounds of ship’s bells, crew calling to each other

Spokesperson:          But that doesn’t stop the Fish and Wildlife Service’s research vessel “Tiglax” (‘tek-law’) from exploring the refuge’s cold waters to count and monitor sea otters.

Sounds of sea otters chattering through the crashing waves

Spokesperson:          Despite the threats of fur trappers, oil spills, and killer whales, sea otters have managed to endure. But in recent years, their population has been in decline.

Sounds of ship’s bells and sea otter noises together

Spokesperson:          Thankfully, The Tiglax is out there logging 10,000 miles a year to learn as much as possible about the sea otters’ strange disappearance, so they can be preserved for generations to come.

Sound  of sea otter bark

Spokesperson:          National Wildlife Refuges protect wildlife all over America. With over 500 Refuges across the country, you don’t have to go far to make a special connection with nature. Learn more at That’s


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