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    • 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...
    • Rhino horns

    • Animal industry; Water management; Wildlife restoration; 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

    • 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...
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • As of March 14th, 70 water-logged albatross were rescued from the lagoon at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the aftermath of the tsunami. On March 15, FWS released an official announcement stating that surveys of the three islands reveal...
    • 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

    • 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...
    • Debris and Injured Birds in Lagoon at Midway Atoll

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Floating island of debris and injured birds in lagoon at Midway Atoll 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,...
    • Two water-logged Laysan Albatross

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Two exhausted Laysan albatross washed into the lagoon at Midway Atoll 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,...
    • Over washed monument seep on Eastern Island

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Monument Seep on Eastern Island is full of debris and albatross 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...
    • Washed Over Area on Eastern Island with Few Nesting Birds Left

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • 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, FWS released an official...
    • Laysan abatross chick stuck in debris was later rescued

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Laysan albatross chick stuck in debris 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...
    • Short-tailed Albatross chick in washed over area on Eastern Island

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick in washed over area of Eastern Island near remote viewing camera. 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...
    • 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...
    • Albatross with Tsunami debris on Eastern Island

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds;Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Large area of tsunami debris on Eastern Island. 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...
    • Laysan Albatross and Chicks Were Trapped and Later Rescued

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts;
    • Laysan albatross and chicks trapped in tsunami debris 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...

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