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Responsible Wildlife Viewing
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As a travel destination, few places on the planet can compete with the diversity of the National Marine Sanctuary System, which protects America's most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. Encountering wildlife can be a once-in-a lifetime opportunity! Our simple guidelines for “Responsible Wildlife Viewing” were created to educate the public to prevent human/wildlife conflict while promoting positive and memorable experiences and can be used almost everywhere!

We encourage you to share these graphics and content with your own social media posts, member newsletter, webstory, etc., let your voice shine through! Just please remember to hashtag #WildSanctuaries #RecreateResponsibly / #SantuariosSalvajes #RecrearResponsablemente, tag sanctuaries, and link to sanctuaries.noaa.gov/wildlife-viewing / sanctuaries.noaa.gov/espanol whenever you can.

For general questions on responsible wildlife viewing: Grace Bottitta-Williamson, grace.bottitta@noaa.gov.

For responsible wildlife viewing social media inquiries: Shannon Shikles, shannon.shikles@noaa.gov.

To learn about #RecreateResponsibly to Protect Yourself, Others, and the Outdoors go to: www.recreateresponsibly.org.

Wildlife Viewing Guidelines Graphics

Guidelines Graphics in English

Guidelines Graphics in Spanish

Wildlife Viewing Guidelines Memes

Instagram Story Graphics

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Take the Pledge

Respect. Protect. Enjoy.