The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites America to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week (October 12-18, 2014) with a visit to a national wildlife refuge! National wildlife refuges help conserve wildlife, support regional economies, teach children about nature and offer protected places to be outdoors. A resolution commemorating the week was passed by the Senate to raise awareness about the importance of the Refuge System to wildlife conservation and available recreational opportunities. Learn how wildlife refuges conserve your wildlife heritage and enrich your life, find one by you!
With 80 percent of Americans living in cities, the Fish and Wildlife Service has made it a priority to forge a connection between nature and those in urban communities. The Service's Open Spaces blog asked five questions of some of our staff members in a series we are calling “Meet your Fish and Wildlife Service,” which this week focuses on how these wildlife educators maintain ties to the natural world and help foster them in others in the context of city living.
In November 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Service crushed six tons of seized elephant ivory. Now we are asking you to design a way to display the crushed ivory so that it raises awareness of the illegal wildlife trade and reduces demand for illegal ivory. Visit www.fws.gov/ivorychallenge for all the challenge details.
|Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final Rule Proposed Rule Notice|
|09/18/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Symphyotrichum georgianum as an Endangered or Threatened Species|
|09/18/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 12-Month Finding on a Petition To List Eriogonum kelloggii (Red Mountain buckwheat) and Sedum eastwoodiae (Red Mountain stonecrop) as Endangered or Threatened Species|
|09/17/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Withdrawal of the Proposed Rule To Remove the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife|
|09/12/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Georgia Rockcress|