Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Species Spotlight: Polar Bear

February 23, 2012, 2:11 pm
Feb. 27 is International Polar Bear Day! To celebrate these majestic mammals, we feature them in this month’s Species Spotlight. Polar bears are kings of the Arctic. They’re at the top of the arctic food chain and are the largest predatory mammals on land. Adult males weigh from about 775 ...

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Snowy Owl Sightings on the Rise

December 21, 2011, 8:12 am
Most snowy owls normally live year-round in the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other sites north of Alaska's Brooks Range; a few overwinter in the Northern Plains and New England. But this fall they are spreading across the United States in great numbers and turning ...

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Documentary Captures Spirit of America's Wildest Refuge

September 8, 2011, 1:50 pm
Alaska is a magical place. It's wild and rugged and offers sweeping landscapes, abundant wildlife, and a true sense of wilderness. An amazing documentary, titled America’s Wildest Refuge: Discovering the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, offers a chance to view some of Alaska's most majestic scenery. The hour-long documentary offers sweeping ...

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Book Review: Mardy Murie Did!

March 8, 2011, 1:47 pm
Alaska is famous for its stunning beauty, towering mountains, desolate tundra and sled dogs teams. And over her 101 years of life, Mardy Murie experienced all of the above and much more. Championed as the Grandmother of the Conservation Movement, the woman who spent her formative years in Alaska ...

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Creator of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge honored

January 26, 2011, 8:18 am
Dr. Robert Krear was one of the speakers for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Dr. Krear was invited to the headquarters of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service near Washington, D.C., the week of Jan. 17-21 to ...

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