Archive for February, 2012

Feb 23, 2012

NOAA and USFWS Behind Schedule on Banning Commercial Fishing in Pacific Monument

EurekAlert reports that the Marine Conservation Institute filed a formal petition to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce, asking them to prohibit commercial fishing in the Pacific Remote Island Marine National Monument.
In 2009, President George W. Bush created the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument [...]

Feb 22, 2012

Friends of Anahuac Refuge Review Accomplishments

The Anahuac Progress in Texas recently published an article on the annual meeting of the Friends of Anahuac Refuge.

The Friends of Anahuac Refuge held their annual meeting a couple weeks ago at the new visitor’s center on FM 563. There was a good sized crowd of interested persons attending the meeting, who were served [...]

Feb 13, 2012

Friends Testify Before Congress in Support of Harris Neck NWR

As this blog reported in July 2010, Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia is under attack as Republican Representative Jack Kingston and an organization called the Harris Neck Land Trust are attempting to remove the refuge from the National Wildlife Refuge System so it can be turned over to descendants of former land owners [...]

Feb 13, 2012

A Look Back … Chandler Robbins

Who is Chandler Robbins? He is legendary among birders for his knowledge, dedication and friendliness. He began birding at age 12 near his home in Belmont, MA, and counts among his mentors and colleagues Roger Tory Peterson, Rachel Carson, Ira Gabrielson and Aldo Leopold. He knew Carson not as a scientist but as the [...]

Feb 12, 2012

2012 Refuge System Awards

The National Wildlife Refuge Association and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2012 National Wildlife Refuge System Awards:
Being honored this year are:
Charles A. Pelizza has been selected as the recipient of the Paul Kroegel Award for Refuge Manager of the Year for his leadership, professionalism and advocate of conservation [...]

Feb 01, 2012

Eagle Cams Beaming Live Action at Wildlife Refuges

Several national wildlife refuges (and related lands) currently have Bald Eagle Cams that will be beaming live images of eaglets now that nesting season is upon us. Blackwater National Wildlife in Maryland has two eggs in their Eagle Cam nest, which sits 80 feet up in a loblolly pine tree at the refuge.
The National Conservation [...]

Feb 01, 2012

J.N. Ding Darling Documentary

The Island Sun reports that the final touches are being put on a documentary about conservation legend J.N. “Ding” Darling.

After extensive travel and research over the several years, conducting interviews and scouring through archived treasures and special collections, Marvo Entertainment Group LLC is preparing to release a 60-minute documentary – entitled “America’s Darling” – this [...]