Last year’s grand prize winner, Southern Sea Otter. Credit: Amy Feng
Last year’s grand prize winner, Southern Sea Otter. Credit: Amy Feng

Service Announces Annual Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

January 30, 2015
Youth across the nation are encouraged to apply to the 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The contest encourages kids to express their knowledge and support of conservation efforts through creative and original artwork. The contest also promotes national awareness of the importance of saving endangered species while recognizing conservation initiatives across the country. The deadline for entries is March 1st.
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Naimah Aziz inspects a legal shipment of wildlife products. Credit: Catherine J. Hibbard / USFWS

Naimah Aziz inspects a legal shipment of wildlife products. Credit: Catherine J. Hibbard / USFWS

Service Wildlife Inspectors, Wildlife Repository Featured on NPR Morning Edition

January 28, 2015
In December, National Public Radio foreign affairs correspondent Jackie Northam visited Service Law Enforcement Operations as part of a story she was covering on the Trans-Pacific Partnership international trade agreement. She shadowed supervisory wildlife inspector Naimah Aziz on a visit to the international mail facility at John F. Kennedy Airport and visited the National Wildlife Property Repository on the outskirts of Denver. The story aired today on Morning Edition.
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Summer sun warms Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS

Summer sun warms Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS

Obama Administration Moves to Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

January 25, 2015
President Eisenhower established what later became Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in 1960 "for the purpose of preserving unique wildlife, wilderness and recreational values." Now, 55 years later, President Obama is recommending that Congress add nearly 12.3 million acres of refuge land to the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Protection of this spectacular, pristine and wildlife-rich landscape will ensure that land managers can address the growing challenges faced by the refuge and keep fulfilling Eisenhower’s vision. The Service recommended the wilderness designation in a revised plan for the refuge released today. If Congress acts, it will be the largest ever designation in the Wilderness Act’s 50-year history.
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