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    • Renaming ceremony

    • Renaming ceremony
    • Work of the Service; Celebrations; Ceremonies; Events; Directors (USFWS);
    • Dr. Richard M. Kaminski, Mississippi State University, (l) finishes reading a resolution honoring Sam Hamilton with a round of applause. (then – left to right) Speakers Cindy Dohner, Southeast Regional Director, Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish...
    • Spiderwort flowers

    • Spiderwort flowers
    • Wildlife refuges; Plants; Flowering plants; Grasses;
    • A spiderwort wildflower in the South Daokta prairie in the heart of the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area. The area – which encompasses 1.7 million acres of grassland and 240,000 acres of wetland across a swath of eastern South Dakota, North...
    • Leadplant

    • Leadplant
    • Wildlife refuges; Plants; Flowering plants; Grasses;
    • Leadplant in the South Daokta prairie in the heart of the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area. The area – which encompasses 1.7 million acres of grassland and 240,000 acres of wetland across a swath of eastern South Dakota, North Dakota and...
    • Pasque flower

    • Pasque flower
    • Wildlife refuges; Plants; Flowering plants; Grasses;
    • A pasque flower in the South Dakota prairie in the heart of the Dakota Grassland Conservation Area. The area – which encompasses 1.7 million acres of grassland and 240,000 acres of wetland across a swath of eastern South Dakota, North Dakota and...
    • Rhino horns

    • Rhino horns
    • Wildlife management; Work of the Service;
    • Rising global demand for rhino horn – both for alleged medicinal value and ornamental use – has led to an epidemic of poaching in Africa, as well as theft and illegal trade in rhino horns from museums and private collections. Illegal...
    • Market Hunting of Waterfowl

    • Market Hunting of Waterfowl
    • refuge centennial; Waterfowl;History
    • Market hunting – mass hunting of game birds for the dinner table and restaurant trade – pushed several species of waterfowl to the brink of extinction during the late 1800's and early 1900's, and led to a general decline in America’s bird...
    • Releasing Endangered Masked Bobwhite Quail

    • Releasing Endangered Masked Bobwhite Quail
    • refuge centennial; History; Endangered species; Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge; Resource management
    • By the 1970's, an added responsibility emerged for America’s National Wildlife Refuge System – promoting the recovery of Federally-listed endangered and threatened species, some of which found their last sanctuary on undeveloped tracts of...
    • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge - 1950

    • Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge - 1950
    • Refuge Centennial;
    • This is where it all began (although in this 1950 view, sign craftsmen were off by a day) – Florida’s Pelican Island, the first of more than 538 national wildlife refuges, which grew from a tiny, 4 -acre island on the Atlantic Coast used as a...
    • Rescued Pelican

    • Rescued Pelican
    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS); Oil spills; Birds;
    • "JEFFERSON PARISH, La. – Jeff Phillips, Environmental Contaminants Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, rescues a Brown Pelican from the Barataria Bay in Grand Isle, La., June 4, 2010. State and federal wildlife services pulled...
    • Rescued Pelican

    • Rescued Pelican
    • Oil spills; Employees (USFWS); Oil spills; Birds;
    • "JEFFERSON PARISH, La. – Jeff Phillips, Environmental Contaminants Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, rescues a Brown Pelican from the Barataria Bay in Grand Isle, La., June 4, 2010. State and federal wildlife services pulled...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Tsunami

    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Survives Tsunami
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick on Eastern Island survives after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15, FWS released...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Displaced but Survives

    • Short-tailed Albatross Chick Displaced but Survives
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick in washed over area of Eastern Island after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15,...
    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick

    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Laysan albatross chick survived being washed over at Midway Atoll during a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March...
    • Chicks and Adults Washed into Vegetation During Tsunami

    • Chicks and Adults Washed into Vegetation During Tsunami
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • The chicks and adults got washed up into big piles of dead vegetation after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15,...
    • Half Buried Bonin Petrel Which Was Later Rescued

    • Half Buried Bonin Petrel Which Was Later Rescued
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • This Bonin petrel was half buried in sand after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15, FWS released an official...
    • Stuck Albatross and Chicks are Found and Released

    • Stuck Albatross and Chicks are Found and Released
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Albatross adult and two chicks uncovered alive in the tsunami aftermath. The tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15,...
    • Two Laysan Albatross Chicks Half Buried Were Later Rescued

    • Two Laysan Albatross Chicks Half Buried Were Later Rescued
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • These two Laysan albatross chicks were buried by sand and vegetation after tsunami wave. The tsunami, generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan, struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few...
    • Rescued Albatross Chicks

    • Rescued Albatross Chicks
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Hundreds of albatross chicks were disentangled from vegetation in the aftermath of the tsunami. The tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next...
    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick

    • Surviving Laysan Albatross Chick
    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Close up image of a Laysan albatross chick that survived being washed over during a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On...

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