The NWRA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, national membership organization, established in 1975. The NWRA’s mission is to protect, enhance and expand the National Wildlife Refuge
System (NWRS), lands and waters set aside by the American people to conserve our country’s diverse wildlife heritage. Over the years we have worked to make the Refuge System stronger and better able to address the growing challenges of conserving wildlife in our country.
Urge President Obama to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
On June 17, 2014, the Obama administration announced their intent to expand an existing marine National Monument around seven remote national wildlife refuges in the central Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument currently covers approximately 83,000 square miles in the south-central Pacific Ocean and is home to some of the most pristine and biodiverse waters in the world. The Administration has the potential to increase protection of U.S. waters in the Pacific Ocean by up to 676,000 square miles, larger than the state of Alaska, and bigger than Texas, California, Montana, and Arizona combined. The result would be the largest network of marine protected area in the world.
Urge Congress to adequately fund the Refuge System & LWCF in FY15!
Please urge President Obama to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument!
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The House and Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittees are hard at work crafting funding bills for the Department of the Interior – including funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System, Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and numerous other essential conservation programs!
Please urge Congress to fund the Refuge System at $476.4 million and provide $178.3 million for Refuge System land acquisition through the LWCF.