Winning 2015 Junior Duck Stamp art. Credit: Andrew Kneeland
Winning 2015 Junior Duck Stamp art. Credit: Andrew Kneeland

Wyoming Youth Wins Junior Duck Stamp Contest

April 17, 2015
Andrew Kneeland, 17, of Rock Springs, WY, won the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest today with his acrylic painting of a pair of wood ducks. The entry was among 24,000 submitted to the 53 state Junior Duck Stamp contests, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proceeds from sales of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp support environmental education.
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Conservation leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States sign the historic bat conservation Letter of Intent. Credit: Chris Tollefson / USFWS
Conservation leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States sign the historic bat conservation Letter of Intent. Credit: Chris Tollefson / USFWS

Bats to Benefit from Historic North American Agreement

April 17, 2015
For the first time in history, North American nations have formalized their shared interest in bat conservation. Last night, wildlife leaders representing Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a Letter of Intent that will promote monitoring, research and environmentally sustainable policies and practices that support bats and their habitats. The signing was a highlight of this week’s annual meeting of the Canada/Mexico/U.S. Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management and comes at a time when bat populations across North America are increasingly threatened by the disease white-nose syndrome.
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Girl Scouts and conservation leaders celebrate monarchs at the San Diego Bay NWR. Credit: Kayt Jonsson / USFWS

North American Conservation Leaders Plant Milkweed, Grow Conservation Strategies for Saving Monarch Butterfly

April 16, 2015
With help from two Girl Scout troops, conservation leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico’s wildlife agencies yesterday planted 80 native milkweed plants at the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, creating habitat for monarch butterflies. The 20th annual meeting of the Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management brought representatives from the three nations to San Diego, CA, to discuss multiple conservation issues, highlighting the importance of the monarch butterfly and efforts to protect the species and its habitat.
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