Salazar Announces Successful Recovery of Lake Erie Watersnake

August 16, 2011 by  
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Salazar Announces Successful Recovery of Lake Erie Watersnake

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Lake Erie watersnake, a harmless species found on offshore islands in western Lake Erie in Ohio and Ontario, from the Federal List of Endangered a…

Six Foreign Bird Species Receive Endangered Species Act Protection

August 11, 2011 by  
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Six Foreign Bird Species Receive Endangered Species Act Protection

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a final rule to protect six foreign bird species found on islands in French Polynesia and in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The rule implements federal protections provided by the ESA for the Cantabrian capercaillie, Marquesan imperial pigeon, Eiao Marquesas reed-warbler, greater adjutant, Jerdon’s courser, and slender-billed curlew.

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Service Emergency Lists Miami Blue Butterfly as Endangered

August 9, 2011 by  
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Service Emergency Lists Miami Blue Butterfly as Endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that it is taking emergency action to protect the Miami blue butterfly. Upon publication of the emergency rule on August 10, 2011 in the Federal Register, the Miami blue becomes listed as endangered un…

Prosecutions Continue in Service/State Striped Bass Probe

October 21, 2010 by  
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Prosecutions Continue in Service/State Striped Bass Probe

A Virginia man is the latest to be sentenced in connection with an interagency undercover investigation of the illegal take and sale of striped bass. Investigators from the Service, the Maryland Natural Resources Police, and the Virginia Marine Police …

Mussel Power Helps Restore Virginia Waters

October 21, 2010 by  
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Mussel Power Helps Restore Virginia Waters

Turkey Hunting in 2006: An Analysis of Hunter Demographics, Trends, and Economic Impacts; Addendum to the 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

October 21, 2010 by  
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Turkey Hunting in 2006: An Analysis of Hunter Demographics, Trends, and Economic Impacts; Addendum to the 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation

More than 2.5 million Americans ages 16 years or older hunted wild turkey in 2006. That’s just one of many findings in the Wild Turkey Hunting addendum to the 2006 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. The report pro…

Mike Rowe Wades Waist-Deep Into Florida Everglades at a National Wildlife Refuge on Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe”

October 19, 2010 by  
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Mike Rowe Wades Waist-Deep Into Florida Everglades at a National Wildlife Refuge on Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe”

The sun was barely up, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees were briefing Mike Rowe on the day they had planned for him: He would head deep into the Florida Everglades on an airboat and wade into the waist-deep water, finding his footing on tre…

Mike Rowe Wades Waist-Deep Into Florida Everglades at a National Wildlife Refuge on Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe”

October 19, 2010 by  
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Mike Rowe Wades Waist-Deep Into Florida Everglades at a National Wildlife Refuge on Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe”

The sun was barely up, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees were briefing Mike Rowe on the day they had planned for him: He would head deep into the Florida Everglades on an airboat and wade into the waist-deep water, finding his footing on tre…

James Hautman Wins 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

October 15, 2010 by  
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James Hautman Wins 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

James Hautman, an artist from Chaska, Minnesota, has been named the winner of the 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, Calif., during the annual competition hosted by the U.S. Fish and W…

James Hautman Wins 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

October 15, 2010 by  
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James Hautman Wins 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Contest

James Hautman, an artist from Chaska, Minnesota, has been named the winner of the 2010 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. The announcement was made at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, Calif., during the annual competition hosted by the U.S. Fish and W…

African Penguin Receives Endangered Species Act Protection

September 28, 2010 by  
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African Penguin Receives Endangered Species Act Protection

A species of penguin from Africa is now protected by the Endangered Species Act of 1973, following the publication of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determination in today’s Federal Register. The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus),…

Artifact Theft and Trafficking Disrupted in South Dakota

September 28, 2010 by  
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Artifact Theft and Trafficking Disrupted in South Dakota

A recent investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service secured guilty pleas from five individuals involved in the unlawful collection, sale, and/or purchase of Native American and other artifacts stolen from archaeological sites on public lands a…

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