📷 A rainbow over Roseate spoonbills at J.N. “Ding” Darling Nationwide Wildlife Refuge, FL | Jamey Binneveld / USFWS
The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation is deeply saddened by the information from Florida concerning the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. A lot of our employees, board members, and companions are part of the Florida neighborhood, particularly within the southwest which was most straight impacted. As we survey the impacts of Hurricane Ian on nationwide wildlife refuges throughout Florida, the Refuge Affiliation will work arduous to safe funding to restore losses to essential habitats, restore damages to refuge services, and help the communities affected in rebuilding.
J.N. “Ding” Darling Nationwide Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida sadly took a tough hit from the storm. “Ding” Darling NWR will not be solely one of many crown jewels of the Nationwide Wildlife Refuge System additionally it is a jewel of its surrounding neighborhood. The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation is monitoring the results of the storm on “Ding” Darling NWR and different refuges in Florida.
In occasions like these, we’re known as upon to come back collectively as a neighborhood and we’re completely happy that our nationwide wildlife refuges are protected havens for not simply wildlife, however for all of you who love these particular locations simply as a lot as we do. We’re in awe of the people serving to folks and wildlife in want. The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation sends its hope and finest needs to these experiencing hardship in Florida.