National Wildlife Refuge System: Conserving Our Lands and Resources |
Refuge Officer Joins Tornado Response
May 24, 2013
Federal wildlife officer Matt Belew served as an emergency medical responder to tornado-struck Moore, OK. Belew had just finished work Monday afternoon at the Fish and Wildlife Service's Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge when he learned of the massive tornado that had ravaged Moore, an hour and a half away. Photo Caption: Federal wildlife officer Matt Belew in Moore, OK, where he served as a first responder. Officer Moore usually works at Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge, an hour and a half away.
Protecting the Nation's Wildlife Resources |
23 Native American Tribes Receive Grants for Conservation Work
May 23, 2013
The Service today announced Tribal Wildlife Grant awards to Native American tribes in 14 states to fund a wide range of conservation projects. Photo Caption: The Burns Paiute Tribe in Oregon will receive a grant to benefit bull trout.
Credit: Joel Sartore
Threatened and Endangered Species: Achieving Recovery and Preventing Extinction |
Snail Wins the Race – Service Announces First Invertebrate Recovered under the ESA
May 21, 2013
In the highest parts of Arkansas' Ozarks, the slow-moving Magazine Mountain shagreen snail
has won the race to become the first invertebrate to be recovered and removed from Endangered Species Act protection. Photo Caption: Magazine Mountain Shagreen.
Credit: Trey Reid / Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
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Promoting Global Wildlife Conservation |
Fish and Wildlife Service Welcomes International Conservationists from Canada, Mexico, and U.S.
May 16, 2013
This week, over 100 delegates from 50 different federal and state wildlife agencies, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and private industry from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. are gathering for the 18th Annual Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation. The Service is hosting the meeting, both online and in-person, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Photo Caption: North America's monarch butterfly is the only butterfly species known to make biannual migrations. Credit: Ron Holmes / USFWS
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