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NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES FACTS

  • NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SPECIES DIVERSITY: 700 types of birds, 220 types of mammals, 250 types of reptiles and amphibians, 1,000 species of fish**
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES ON REFUGES: More than 280 species (including Florida Panther and polar bear**)
  • NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM LANDS: Over 150,264,225 acres as of September 2013***
  • NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM WETLANDS: Nearly 24 million acres as of 2008

* USFWS 2011 National Survey of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife-Associated Recreation
** National Wildlife Refuge Association
*** USFWS 2013 Annual Report of Lands
**** Banking on Nature 2013 Report

 

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National Wildlife Refuge Map 2004