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    • Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii

    • Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii
    • Wildlife refuges;Forests
    • Hakalau Forest NWR, Hilo, Hawaii: "Hakalau" means "many perches" in the native Hawaiian language, and it is an apt name for this refuge, which boasts dense tangles of forest and tropical birds and plants found nowhere else. A visit to this refuge...
    • Tidal marshes:  the boundary between land and ocean

    • Tidal marshes: the boundary between land and ocean
    • Wetlands; Wildlife management; Human impacts; Coastal environments;Estuarine environments; Coastal environments
    • Tidal marshes of the United States cover about 13,000 square miles, approximately the combined area of Connecticut and Massachusetts. From a global perspective, marshes form a narrow fringe of intertidal flats along ocean coasts. They are vegetated...
    • Caribbean Islands in Peril

    • Caribbean Islands in Peril
    • videography; wildlife management; wildlife refuges; wildlife conservation
    • Conserving Our Natural Treasures - The Caribbean is a place of exquisite beauty with lush green forests, white sand beaches, dry coastal plains, and serpentine rivers - truly a tropical paradise! It’s a tropical paradise under pressure from...
    • Eastern Island Wetland Damage

    • Eastern Island Wetland Damage
    • Tropical environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wetlands; Weather impacts;
    • Refuge staff has observed dramatic drops in the level of the water in wetlands on Eastern Island since the tsunami. The refuge is working with a hydrologist to understand if the tsunami may have had any long term effects on the island’s fresh...
    • Strawn Island Lagoon

    • Strawn Island Lagoon
    • Tropical environments; Islands; Wildlife refuges; Trees;
    • Scenic view of the lagoon from Strawn Island of Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Volunteers Removing Nonnative Ironwoods

    • Volunteers Removing Nonnative Ironwoods
    • Trees; Vegetation; Plants; Volunteers; Tropical environments; Resource management; Management; Islands; Habitat conservation;
    • Volunteers remove nonnative ironwoods from Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • FWS Employee Bands Neotropical Migratory Bird

    • FWS Employee Bands Neotropical Migratory Bird
    • Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge; Louisiana; Migratory birds Birds; Bird banding; neotropical migrant
    • A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist bands a neotropical migratory bird at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana. Some species of neotropical migrants, so named because they nest in North America and winter in the tropical...
    • Ominous sky with palms

    • Ominous sky with palms
    • Scenics; Wildlife refuges; Tropical environments;
    • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes,...
    • Turtle nest hatchery

    • Turtle nest hatchery
    • Reptiles; Wildlife refuges; Work of the Service;
    • 50 nests hatchery on Cape Island sandbagged to protect it from predicted possible tropical storm activity.
    • Marine Turtle Conservation Fund

    • Marine Turtle Conservation Fund
    • Recreation; International affairs; Endangered species; Employees (USFWS); Habitat conservation; Habitat restoration; Proposed Endangered; Proposed Threatened; Budgets;
    • This fact sheet discusses all marine turtle species except the flatback are also listed as endangered or threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. In 2004, the United States Congress passed the Marine Turtle Conservation Act (MTCA). The...
    • Northern aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis)

    • Northern aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis septentrionalis)
    • Raptors; Grasslands; Birds; Birds of prey; Deserts; Prairies; Partnerships; Military
    • Aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis) inhabit desert grasslands and savannas of Latin America, and formerly inhabited desert grasslands and coastal prairies of Texas, New Mexico, and southeastern Arizona. The falcon ranges through most of South...

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