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July 9, 2020: 8pm EST | 7pm CST | 6pm MST | 5pm PST
The Desert National Wildlife Refuge (DNWR) is the largest wildlife refuge outside of Alaska. This pristine, wild landscape must be preserved not only for the sake of the wildlife who depend on it, but also for the public who recreates there, and to protect and honor the incomparable historic and cultural resources present throughout the refuge.
The DNWR is located next to the Nevada Test and Training Range. The United States Air Force is attempting to take over and reduce access to over a million acres of the Refuge for bombing and combat training. The DNWR is a protected refuge that includes hundreds of species and our natural and cultural heritage.
The Air Force currently already controls 2.9 million acres for the Nevada Test and Training Range, a sprawling expanse of public land that has been withdrawn for military use. With so much public land already available to the Air Force, there is no need for the dramatic expansion into and destruction of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Find out what's been done and where the fight to save the Refuge stands now.
Cosponsored by Center for Biological Diversity Coalition for Nevada's Wildlife * Conservation Lands Foundation * Defenders of Wildlife Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn * Friends of Nevada Wilderness * Nevada Conservation League National Wildlife Refuge Association * Natural Resources Defense Council * Sierra Club Veterans For Peace * The Wilderness Society * Backcountry Hunters & Anglers * Basin and Range Watch *
A Memorial Peace Park Opened in South Korea
The opening ceremony took place on June 13, at the nearby site where the girls died (Gwangjerk-Ri, Yangju City, Gyonggi-Do). In connection with the ceremony, the VFP-Korea Peace Campaign sent an Open Letter to The Korean People, which was translated and read to the audience who attended the ceremony.? Read more
Source: National Priorities Project