Alaska's 16 national wildlife refuges are a legacy in trust for animals and people. Containing 77 million acres of refuge lands--more than 80% of all national wildlife refuge lands in the United States--their wild lands and wild wonders are unmatched.
- They are the nation's only refuges that protect habitat for caribou, muskoxen, emperor geese, gyrfalcons, polar bears, and nesting tundra swans.
- They shelter 40 million seabirds, the majority of all nesting seabirds in North America.
- They are nurseries for some of the largest runs of wild salmon in the world.
- Migratory birds from five continents depend on the bounty of Alaska's refuges to next and raise each generation.