Wilderness offers soul-stirring adventures. A hiker celebrates a breathtaking wilderness view atop Chupadera Peak at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Credit: USFWS
Wilderness offers soul-stirring adventures. A hiker celebrates a breathtaking wilderness view atop Chupadera Peak at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Credit: USFWS

New Vision Will Ensure Future Generations Can Enjoy Wilderness

October 20, 2014
The Service and its federal partner agencies that make up the National Wilderness Preservation System have a new vision that will guide interagency collaboration to ensure the continued preservation of nearly 110 million acres of the most primitive of public lands. The 758 wilderness areas in 44 states and Puerto Rico protect large expanses of habitat that are home to hundreds of native species. The vision will help federal land management agencies protect and expand the benefits of our wilderness areas for people and wildlife at a landscape scale.
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Golden eagle feathers packaged for sale on the black market by feather traffickers were discovered during the investigation. Credit: USFWS

Golden eagle feathers packaged for sale on the black market by feather traffickers were discovered during the investigation. Credit: USFWS

Operation Silent Wilderness Stems Black Market Trafficking of Eagles, Other Birds

October 17, 2014
Operation Silent Wilderness -- a nationwide investigation by the Service and the Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife – successfully disrupted and dismantled a large network of black market wildlife profiteers involved in the trafficking of eagles and other federally protected migratory birds. Recently, the last defendant in the probe was sentenced.
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More than 25 million stamps were sold in its first two years raising more than $2.5 million for the Multinational Species Conservation Funds. Credit: USFWS

More than 25 million stamps were sold in its first two years raising more than $2.5 million for the Multinational Species Conservation Funds. Credit: USFWS

Buy a Stamp; Save a Tiger, an Elephant and Other Imperiled Species

October 16, 2014
After almost a year, the public can again purchase the Save Vanishing Species Stamp at post offices and online. The stamp functions as a regular postal mail stamp that sells at a small premium. The additional money goes to the Service's Multinational Species Conservation Funds, directly funding conservation of elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, great apes and marine turtles.
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