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2016 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest Grand Prize Winner by Miles Yun.

Winners Announced for 2016 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

May 06, 2016
Miles Yun of La Canada, Calif., is the grand prize winner of the 2016 Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The contest engages school children in grades K-12 in expressing their appreciation for our nation’s most imperiled wildlife and is an integral part of the 11th annual national Endangered Species Day, which will take place May 20, 2016.
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Eagles hold a revered place in our nation’s history and culture. Credit: Todd Harless/USFWS
Gregory Siekaniec. Credit: Becca Hiller

Gregory Siekaniec Appointed as Regional Director for Alaska

May 05, 2016
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the appointment of Gregory Siekaniec as the agency's Regional Director for Alaska. Siekaniec, a career Service employee, previously served as the agency's Deputy Director for Policy, before leaving the Service in 2012 to assume the leadership of Ducks Unlimited Canada.
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Eagles hold a revered place in our nation’s history and culture. Credit: Todd Harless/USFWS
Eagles hold a revered place in our nation’s history and culture. Credit: Todd Harless/USFWS

New Science Provides Foundation for Proposed Changes to Service’s Eagle Conservation and Management Program

May 04, 2016
In a move designed to maintain strong protections for bald and golden eagles, the Service is opening a 60-day public comment period on proposed improvements to its comprehensive eagle conservation and management program. The proposed changes include modifications to the regulations governing permits for incidental take of bald and golden eagles that will protect eagle populations during the course of otherwise lawful human activities.
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