The 2014 State of the Birds report finds bird populations declining across several key habitats and includes a watch list of bird species in need of immediate conservation help. However, the report also reveals that in areas where a strong conservation investment has been made, bird populations are recovering.
Nearly $35 million in grants from the Fish and Wildlife Service will enable 20 states to work with interested parties to make conservation happen for threatened and endangered fish, wildlife and plants.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation requiring the U.S. Postal Service to resume sales of the Save Vanishing Species Stamp for at least another four years. The Senate had passed the bill earlier. The stamp functions as a regular mail stamp that sells at a small premium, with the additional money funding conservation of some of the world’s most at risk species.
|Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final Rule Proposed Rule Notice|
|09/12/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Georgia Rockcress|
|09/12/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Revised Designation of Critical Habitat for the Contiguous United States Distinct Population Segment of the Canada Lynx and Revised Distinct Population Segment Boundary|
|09/12/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Arabis georgiana (Georgia rockcress)|
|09/10/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for the Dusky Gopher Frog|