[audubon-news] FW: MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS 10 CROWN JEWELS OF REFUGE SYSTEM

  • From: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 16:25:19 -0400

> Contact: John Bianchi
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> 
> AUDUBON MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS 10 CROWN JEWELS OF
> THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM
> 
> June 2003 Special Issue Devoted to System> '> s 100th Anniversary
> 
> New York, NY, May 15, 2003 - > "> There can be no greater issue than that of 
> conservation in this country.> ">  - President Theodore Roosevelt, August 6, 
> 1912.
> 
> Spoken nine years after he set aside Florida> '> s Pelican Island as the 
> first National Wildlife Refuge, this statement shows Roosevelt understood the 
> importance of protecting our great natural heritage.
> 
> To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System and 
> highlight its importance, Audubon Editors have named > "> The Other Crown 
> Jewels> ">  - the 10 most easily accessible, visitor-friendly refuges, one of 
> which may be just around the corner from you.  With 540 refuges spread across 
> 50 states, there> '> s one within an hour> '> s drive of virtually every 
> major city - whether it> '> s the National Bison Range 10 miles north of 
> Missoula, Horicon NWR 75 miles northwest of Milwaukee, or Parker River NWR 
> located 35 miles north of Boston.  Wherever you live, there> '> s bound to be 
> one close to home.  Visit www.audubon.org for the complete list of 10 Crown 
> Jewels and a photograph of wildlife that can be found at  each refuge.
> 
> The list headlines the June Audubon - only the fifth special issue in the 
> magazine> '> s history.  Highlights are: > "> A Century of Progress> ">  by 
> Frank Graham Jr., ticking off refuge milestones; The Second Century> ">  by 
> Ted Williams, addressing challenges the system faces in the next 100 years; 
> and > "> Labor of Love> ">  by Jennifer Bogo, documenting countless hours of 
> behind-the-scenes work by volunteers to restore and protect their local 
> refuges.  As Bogo points out, their efforts are vital to keeping the massive 
> refuge system afloat in a world of decreasing resources.
> 
> The June 2003 issue of Audubon also includes > "> Prizes Worth Protecting,> 
> ">  a stunning photo essay of three refuges and the spectacular animals and 
> plants protected within their boundaries; Bruce Stutz> '> s > "> Awakening 
> Wonder,> ">  the journey of a father and son through the Klamath Basin; and > 
> "> Where Wildlife Rules,> ">  by Frank Graham Jr., a celebration of what is 
> most essential to the refuge system - wildlife.
> 
> "> It was important to devote a special issue to the centennial of the 
> National Wildlife Refuge System,> ">  said David Seideman, Audubon 
> editor-in-chief.  > "> Despite the size and importance of the refuge system, 
> it is little known or understood in many places.  It is necessary to educate 
> people about this amazing resource, and celebrate its place protecting our 
> great natural heritage.> "> 
> 
> Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat 
> that supports them.  Our national network of community-based nature centers 
> and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of 
> areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all 
> ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
> 
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