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Southern Idaho ground squirrel.  Credit: Dennis Mackey/USFWS

New Policy Proposed to Benefit At-Risk Wildlife, Provide Credits to Landowners Taking Voluntary Conservation Actions

As part of an on-going effort to provide more flexibility under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed a new policy that would give landowners credit for voluntary conservation actions for at-risk species. "The proposed policy is a win-win for people and for ...
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California condor. Credit: USFWS

California Condor

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild.

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Indiana bat

Indiana Bat

Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the United States. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana.

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Light-footed clapper rail

Light-footed Clapper Rail

The San Diego Zoo has a long history of involvement in the conservation, captive breeding, and return to the wild of light-footed clapper rails. In this interview Mike Mace talks about the efforts to recover this species

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Bull trout. Credit: Joel Sartore/National Geographic Stock with Wade Fredenberg, USFWS

Clackamas Complete A Return of Bull Trout

This stunning video tells the story of the diligent efforts of fish biologists to once again see bull trout flourish in waters where they were eliminated over 50 years ago.

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Last updated: July 28, 2014