Secretary Salazar Announces Multi-million Dollar Purchase Supporting Wetlands and Funding for Grants to Protect Migratory Waterfowl Habitat

September 15, 2010 by  
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Secretary Salazar Announces Multi-million Dollar Purchase Supporting Wetlands and Funding for Grants to Protect Migratory Waterfowl Habitat

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission (MBCC) has approved more than $21 million in land acquisitions in 12 different National Wildlife Refuges. The projects are supported by the Migratory Bird …

The Service Invites You to Take Action for Pollinators!

September 14, 2010 by  
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The Service Invites You to Take Action for Pollinators!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is participating in the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign’s (NAPPC) year-long "Take Action for Pollinators" (TAP) Campaign to promote the health of pollinators. NAPPC encourages public awarenes…

Service Makes Initial Finding on Petitions to Remove Endangered Species Act Protection for Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes

September 14, 2010 by  
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Service Makes Initial Finding on Petitions to Remove Endangered Species Act Protection for Gray Wolves in the Western Great Lakes

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that four petitions to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin contain substantial information indicating that delisting may be warranted. T…

Green Ribbon Award: State Coordinator of the Year

September 13, 2010 by  
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Green Ribbon Award: State Coordinator of the Year

For the first time, the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program has created the Green Ribbon Awards. One award will be given for the JDS State Coordinator of the Year and another for the JDS Volunteer of the Year. These awards recognize individuals in the pr…

County Agrees to Adjust Lights, Protect Birds at Night

September 13, 2010 by  
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County Agrees to Adjust Lights, Protect Birds at Night

The county of Kauai, Hawaii, has pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in connection with the deaths of protected Newell’s shearwaters linked to brightly lit county facilities. Under the plea agreement, the county will take specific…

Service Invites Public Review Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan

September 10, 2010 by  
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Service Invites Public Review Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan

A draft revision to the 2008 Northern Spotted Owl Recovery Plan is available for a 60-day public review period, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. The proposed refinements will help the agency better address the Pacific Northwest fores…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Receives Nine New Amphibian Aircraft to Enhance Migratory Bird Survey Missions

July 30, 2010 by  
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Receives Nine New Amphibian Aircraft to Enhance Migratory Bird Survey Missions

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces receipt of nine float planes During the annual EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, the Migratory Bird Program announced the receipt of nine new Kodiak float planes. These new aircraft will be more than able to t…

Interior Agencies Combine Efforts to Move Sea Turtle Nests

July 28, 2010 by  
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Interior Agencies Combine Efforts to Move Sea Turtle Nests

An excavation of the first Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nest from a National Park Service facility, took place last Friday at 6pm in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The species is the rarest of all endangered sea turtles found along the Gulf Coast.

Do Your Part to Help Conserve Gulf Coast Wetlands

July 27, 2010 by  
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Do Your Part to Help Conserve Gulf Coast Wetlands

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today unveiled a special edition Federal Duck Stamp envelope, or cachet, that hunters, stamp collectors and other conservationists can purchase for $25 — or $10 more than the cost of a regular Duck Stamp — to hel…

Service Adds Two Ecuadorian Birds to Endangered Species List

July 27, 2010 by  
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Service Adds Two Ecuadorian Birds to Endangered Species List

Two species of birds from Ecuador are now protected by the Endangered Species Act following the publication of two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service final listing determinations in today’s Federal Register. The black-breasted puffleg, a hummingbird nati…

Salazar and Vilsack Announce Appointments to Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

July 23, 2010 by  
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Salazar and Vilsack Announce Appointments to Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointments of 18 people to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, a group created earlier this year to advise the two depar…

Service Provides More Than $3 Million in Funding to Benefit Fish Habitat

July 21, 2010 by  
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Service Provides More Than $3 Million in Funding to Benefit Fish Habitat

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will provide more than $3.3 million to support 68 fish habitat projects in 36 states across the nation under the National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP). An additional $9.9 million in partner contributions, over $13…

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