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    • Arctic Dawn, grounded on St Paul Island  March 1996

    • Arctic Dawn, grounded on St Paul Island March 1996
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    • Many ships travel Great Circle Routes from Asia to the west coast of the US and back. Many of these ships have no tracking devices or oil-spill contingency plans, if they have no planned stops at US ports. When wrecks and groundings occur the risk...
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    • Wildlife inspectors work closely with Service special agents and counterparts from the U. S. Customs Service and other Federal agencies that police international trade. They staff special enforcement task forces that conduct inspection blitzes at...
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    • 3 “ Conservation districts have long advocated that natural resources conservation must come from voluntary, incentive- based approaches. For species conservation, it is clear that success lies in flexible tools and incentives that promote...
    • Safe Harbor Agreements

    • Safe Harbor Agreements
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    • 7 Environmental Defense, a nonprofit organization, was the key in reaching out to Long and provided funding for biologists to conduct population surveys for the toad on his property. Long is helping Environmental Defense and the Service promote...
    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs

    • Partners for Fish and Wildlife Programs
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    • 21 Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Who can participate? Any privately owned land is potentially eligible for restoration. Most applicants are individual landowners. For the purposes of this program, “ privately owned” means lands not...
    • All American ship wreck St George Island 1996

    • All American ship wreck St George Island 1996
    • ALASKA MARITIME NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE; AMNWR; Birds; birding; Marine birds; Pribilofs; Pribilof Islands; Bering Sea; habitat; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Aquatic environments; rats; Oil spills; Shipwrecks
    • Many ships travel Great Circle Routes from Asia to the west coast of the US and back. Many of these ships have no tracking devices or oil-spill contingency plans, if they have no planned stops at US ports. When wrecks and groundings occur the risk...
    • Rat Island, Aleutian Islands

    • Rat Island, Aleutian Islands
    • ALASKA MARITIME NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE; AMNWR; Birds; birding; Marine birds ; rats; habitat; Coastal environments; biology. Rat prevention; Aleutian Islands; Aleutians
    • Rat Island in the western Aleutians got infested with rats in 1780 when a Japanese sailing ship went aground. It may have been an important seabird colony, but little bird life now exists. Rats in large numbers still persist on Rat Island by ...
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993

    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993
    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education;
    • May, 1993 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV...
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993

    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993
    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV Park, was...
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993, Arts and Education Fair

    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1993, Arts and Education Fair
    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV Park, was...
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1st

    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival 1st
    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; AMNWR; Festivals; Homer; Alaska; Kachemak Bay; habitat; Shorebirds; education; EE; Environmental education
    • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival was started in 1993, when several concern citizens decided that education was the key to protecting habitat important to migrating shorebirds. When a proposal to back-fill Mariner Park Lagoon for an RV Park, was...
    • Pribilof Island Oil Spill, M/V Citrus 1996 Arctic Fox scavenges for carcasses (Album)

    • Pribilof Island Oil Spill, M/V Citrus 1996 Arctic Fox scavenges for carcasses (Album)
    • Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge; Bering Sea Unit; Biology; Islands; Research; Coastal environments; Scenics; Oil spills; Scavengers; Predation; Shipwrecks
    • When oiled birds and marine mammals become oiled, their feathers and fur lose the ability to keep dry. As water soaks the animal, cold sets in and they will often go ashore tto attempt to get dry and warm. Predators such as these foxes will...
    • Alligator warning sign.

    • Alligator warning sign.
    • Aquaculture; Aquatic environments; Aquatic plants; Biodiversity; Environments (Natural); Plants; Ponds; Trees; Vegetation; Reptiles; Signs; Wildlife refuges;
    • A reminder not to get eaten is always helpful when viewing beautiful wetlands.
    • Sanderlings in flight

    • Sanderlings in flight
    • Birds; Aquatic birds
    • The Sanderling is most commonly seen in flocks chasing receding waves on ocean beaches, and running away from them when they return. It breeds in the high Arctic and winters along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from Canada to Argentina.
    • Piping plover on beach

    • Piping plover on beach
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • Piping plover walks on New Jersey beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping Plover walking on the beach

    • Piping Plover walking on the beach
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover walking on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its...
    • Piping Plover

    • Piping Plover
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • Piping plover walking on a New Jersey beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of...
    • Piping Plover walking along the beach

    • Piping Plover walking along the beach
    • Birds; Migratory birds; Shorebirds; Threatened species;
    • This Piping Plover on the beach. The piping plover is a small, stocky, sandy-colored bird resembling a sandpiper. The adult has yellow-orange legs, a black band across the forehead from eye to eye, and a black ring around the base of its neck....

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