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Fifteen states, including North Carolina, face major reductions in staffing and maintenance of their wildlife refuge systems. The Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife in the Department of the Interior is struggling to provide funds for the 342 wildlife refuges within the United States while also attempting to aquired over 46 million acres of new wildlife refuge area in Alaska.
The Reagan Administration has imposed a moratorium of federal land acquisitions including areas for the National Wildlife Refuge System. One of the proposed refuges is in Currituck, North Carolina. If the moratorium is not lifted, wildlife species such as the alligator will be threatened by development.