A patrol dog, handler and ranger demonstrate their abilities to track a mock poacher in Ol Jogi, Kenya. Credit: USFWS
A patrol dog, handler and ranger demonstrate their abilities to track a mock poacher in Ol Jogi, Kenya. Credit: USFWS

In Dogged Pursuit of Poachers: Canines Combat Wildlife Crime in Africa

October 01, 2014
Since 1999, the Service has supported conservation dog projects in five African countries to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking.
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Coral Reef at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Jim Maragos / USFWS

Coral Reef at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Jim Maragos / USFWS

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument Grows

September 24, 2014
Protecting vital marine habitat in the Pacific Ocean, President Obama has expanded the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which has seven national wildlife refuges at its core. Service Director Dan Ashe recalls the “small group of thoughtful, committed citizens” who envisioned the protection of this pristine haven for wildlife.
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A milkweed pod opens in fall at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia to reveal its silk and seeds. Collecting and planting the seeds can help monarch butterflies. Credit: Marvin DeJong

A milkweed pod opens in fall at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge in West Virginia to reveal its silk and seeds. Collecting and planting the seeds can help monarch butterflies. Credit: Marvin DeJong

Monarch Butterflies are in Trouble, so Plant Milkweed

September 24, 2014
Monarch butterflies are struggling. Counts of the familiar orange-and-black insects are trending down so sharply that their migration is under threat. That means fewer monarchs to pollinate crops, spread seeds and feed birds. So how can we help? One simple way is to collect and sow milkweed seeds.

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