Video of the Puritan tiger beetles in the Chesapeake Bay. Credit: USFWS

Service Works with Girl Scouts to Protect Threatened Beetle

August 19, 2014

The Girl Scout mission is to develop girls who “make the world a better place.” Did you know that includes a better world for bugs, too? But with an easement providing permanent protection on a Girl Scout camp in the Chesapeake Bay area, Girl Scouts are giving the federally threatened Puritan tiger beetle a strong boost toward recovery.

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and partners at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex sharing the wonders of nature with budding, urban scientists. Credit: DOI

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and partners at San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex sharing the wonders of nature with budding, urban scientists. Credit: DOI

Secretary Jewell Announces Additional $1 Million to Fund Urban Engagement Efforts at Southern California Wildlife Refuges

August 13, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex will receive an additional $1 million in funding to reach new audiences and engage Southern California urban communities and youth in conservation and outdoor recreation. The refuge is the first among the nation's urban national wildlife refuges to receive this new award through a Service-wide competition.

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Forest elephants have thinner, straighter, and pinker tusks than savannah elephants. Credit: Richard Ruggiero / USFWS

Forest elephants have thinner, straighter, and pinker tusks than savannah elephants. Credit: Richard Ruggiero / USFWS

On World Elephant Day, New York Cracks Down on Ivory Trade

August 13, 2014

New York has enacted a law that bans the sale of elephant and mammoth ivory and rhino horn, with a few limited exceptions. The law also increases penalties. It follows a law by New Jersey last week that makes commercial trade of ivory and rhino horn illegal within the state. These laws dovetail with efforts by the Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a near total ban of commercial trade of African elephant ivory into and out of the United States and halt illegal trade of all wildlife products.

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Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final RuleFinal Rule Proposed RuleProposed Rule NoticeNotice
Final Rule 08/19/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Florida Leafwing and Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies; Correction
Notice 08/19/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Island Marble Butterfly as an Endangered Species
Proposed Rule 08/18/14. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Western Distinct Population Segment of the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo

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