Refuge

Refuge is a place or state of safety. It may also refer to a more specific meaning:

  • Area of refuge, a location in a building that may be used by occupants in the event of a fire
  • Mountain hut, a shelter for travelers in mountainous areas, often remote
  • Women's refuge, another term for women's shelter
  • Refuge (United Kingdom charity), a British charity for female victims of domestic violence
  • A place intended to shelter cultural property, in the context of the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict
  • Wildlife refuge, a sanctuary or protected area for wildlife
  • Refuge (population biology), a location of an isolated or relict population of a previously more widespread species
  • A controversial evangelical Christian "ex-gay" conversion therapy program for homosexual teenagers run by Love In Action
  • Refuge (Buddhism), the basis of being a Buddhist
  • Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place, a book by Terry Tempest Williams
  • Refuge Records, a record label in the 1980s
  • An 1999 episode of the TV series Law & Order
  • Isaac Asimov's Robot City: Refuge, a 1988 novel by Rob Chilson
  • "The Refuge" (The Outer Limits), an episode of the television series
  • Refuge crop, a non-genetically modified food crop planted alongside a genetically modified one to prevent or slow the development of predators resistant to its modified properties by purposely encouraging the mating of species across said crops
  • The Refuge (film), a 2009 French drama directed by François Ozon
  • Right of asylum, protection of a person persecuted for political or religious beliefs by another sovereign authority
  • Refuge (ecology), a place where an organism can escape from predation

Other articles related to "refuge, refuges":

Pedasí Township, Los Santos - Attractions - Isla Iguana
... Isla Iguana is an island wildlife refuge that can be reached with a 20-minute boat ride from Playa El Arenal ... The refuge is home to more than 62 bird species, and a major nesting site for the magnificent frigatebird (Fregata magnificens), with a population of more than 5000 ... The refuge also comprises a 40-hectare marine area—including a channel for migrating humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) between June and October—and one of the largest well-preserved coral reefs ...
Andree Clark Bird Refuge
... Andree Clark Bird Refuge, a 42-acre (170,000 m2) saltwater marsh is one of the largest wildlife refuges in Santa Barbara County, California, United States ... The refuge is bounded by the Santa Barbara Zoo, Highway 101, and East Cabrillo Boulevard ... The refuge has both resident and migratory populations ...
St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge
... Johns National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located off SR 50 just west of Titusville ... The 6,255 acre (25 km2) refuge was established in 1971 to protect the now extinct Dusky Seaside Sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens ... is administered as part of Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge ...
Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge
... Lake Ilo National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located in the U.S ... state of North Dakota and is managed from Audubon National Wildlife Refuge by the U.S ... The refuge consists of Lake Ilo, surrounding wetlands and some upland range, providing habitat for hundreds of species of birds, and numerous fish and mammal species ...
Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge
... The Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Cache River watershed in southernmost Illinois, largely in Pulaski County, but with extensions into Union ... The refuge was established in 1990 under the authority of the Emergency Wetlands Resource Act of 1986 ... The refuge protects over 16,000 acres (65 km2) of the Cache River wetlands, and has a purchase boundary (ultimate goal for area protection) of 36,000 acres (146 km²) contiguous ...

Famous quotes containing the word refuge:

    When science drove the gods out of nature, they took refuge in poetry and the porticos of civic buildings.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    There is no refuge from confession but suicide, and suicide is confession.
    Daniel Webster (1782–1852)

    A hermitage in the forest is the refuge of the narrow-minded misanthrope; a hammock on the ocean is the asylum for the generous distressed.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)