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Bay checkerspot. Credit: USFWS

Services Finalize Revisions to ESA Regulations Governing Incidental Take Statements

As part of their ongoing efforts to improve implementation of the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service are finalizing the regulations governing Incidental Take Statements for endangered and threatened species under section 7...
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California condor. Credit: USFWS

Condor Watch

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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Partnership Stories

Humpback chub. Credit: USFWS

Endangered Hawaiian Birds Get Second Chance

Two species of Hawaiian honeycreeper – 'akikiki and 'akeke'e – are in danger of becoming extinct. These tiny birds live in the forest canopy and survive on nectar from tropical flowers. Scientists at the San Diego Zoo have started a captive breeding program to help brink these species back from the brink...
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Last updated: May 1, 2015