Polar bears birth their young in snow dens along the shores. Vast caribou herds thunder across the coastal plain. Many of North America's most beloved bird species begin life here, including golden eagles and tundra swans. It is our nation's largest wildlife refuge and the last great frontier left in our country.
Sadly, the Refuge is under immense pressure from drilling interests and climate change is already altering the face of the region, placing new hardships on polar bears and the other wildlife that inhabit the refuge.