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December 6th is the anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, set aside in 1960. The Arctic coastal plain is probably the most important place in Alaska for the widest number of avian species and the greatest number of birds. Ironically, that habitat type has the least protection in the entire state. From the American Birding Association to the National Rifle Association, groups are joining together in support of wildlife refuges. You, too, can help. Ask your elected representatives to support funding for refuges.