In our September 2007 issue, longtime Alaska guide Jonathan Waterman wrote "The Final Refuge" about his expedition last summer into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with legendary wildlife biologist George Schaller.
For Schaller, the trip was like a walk back in his own history. In 1956, he helped survey the land that would later become the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Remarkably, Schaller found today's landscape to be virtually unchanged by time. "There are some places on Earth that should be kept for the future without greed, without compromise, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of them," says Schaller in the video.
See the refuge for yourself in this segment by Wild Chronicles, a television program made possible by National Geographic Missions programs that airs on public television (check local listings).
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