A hunting outfitter/guide in Colorado and his top assistant have both pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges in connection with an illegal hunting operation that ran from 2007 to 2010. The pair and two other assistant guides routinely trapped, shot, and caged mountain lions and bobcats, later releasing the injured animals to provide sure-fire hunts and quick-to-kill trophies for paying clients.
Significant conservation by private landowners has allowed Arctic grayling populations to more than double since 2006, when much of the work began. Thanks to these conservation partnerships, the Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the fish does not require protection under the Endangered Species Act.
The Girl Scout mission is to develop girls who "make the world a better place." Did you know that includes a better world for bugs, too? With an easement providing permanent protection on a Girl Scout camp in the Chesapeake Bay area, Girl Scouts are giving the federally threatened Puritan tiger beetle a strong boost toward recovery.
|Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final Rule Proposed Rule Notice|
|08/22/14. Migratory Bird Hunting; Proposed Frameworks for Late-Season Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations|
|08/20/14. National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy; Teleconference of the Joint Implementation Working Group|
|08/20/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the Upper Missouri River Distinct Population Segment of Arctic Grayling as an Endangered or Threatened Species|