State of the Birds Report. Credit: Stef den Ridder, Cornell Lab of OrnithologyCredit: Melanie Cota / USFWSCredit: USFWS
State of the Birds Report. Credit: Stef den Ridder, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Conservation Investments Pay Off but Some Bird Species Declining, Says 2014 State of the Birds Report

September 09, 2014

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.

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will purchase 1,533 acres of land in the Glacial Lake Wisconsin Recovery Unit for the Karner Blue Butterfly. Credit: Melanie Cota / USFWS

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will purchase 1,533 acres of land in the Glacial Lake Wisconsin Recovery Unit for the Karner Blue Butterfly. Credit: Melanie Cota / USFWS

With $35 Million in Grants, Service Promotes Cooperative Efforts to Conserve Imperiled Species

September 09, 2014

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.

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The stamp has already generated more than $2.5 million dollars for international conservation from the sale of 25.5 million stamps. Credit: USFWS

The stamp has already generated more than $2.5 million dollars for international conservation from the sale of 25.5 million stamps. Credit: USFWS

Congress Reauthorizes Sale of Save Vanishing Species Stamp

September 09, 2014

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.

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Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final RuleFinal Rule Proposed RuleProposed Rule NoticeNotice
Final Rule 09/12/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Georgia Rockcress
Final Rule 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
Final Rule 09/12/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Threatened Status for Arabis georgiana (Georgia rockcress)
Notice 09/10/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for the Dusky Gopher Frog

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