The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed to create the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge to conserve habitat for native rabbits, birds and butterflies that depend on rare shrubby habitats in the Northeast.
The new refuge will be especially important to recovering the New England cottontail, an imperiled rabbit species whose range has diminished by 86 percent in the last century.
Tell FWS you support the creation of this important new refuge. Don’t delay – the comment deadline is this Sunday, April 3rd.