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Rio Grande Fishes Recovery Team Continues Recovery Implementation Planning for Conservation of 7 Protected Fishes in New Mexico and Texas
Southwest Region, January 22, 2009
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The Rio Grande Fishes Recovery Team met in Kerrville, Texas, to discuss ongoing conservation efforts for seven fish species federally-listed as threatened or endangered.  Four members of the Team and four consultants to the Team attended, and another 20 invited partners, including Service personnel and other interested parties shared information on various research and recovery projects.  The meeting was hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and facilitated by the Austin Ecological Services Field Office.  Overall participants included representatives from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish; Bureau of Reclamation; National Park Service; U.S. Geological Survey; The Nature Conservancy; three universities; and Fish and Wildlife Service (from Refuges, Fisheries, and Ecological Services).  Numerous presentations were made to the Team on the latest ongoing research and implementation of conservation measures.  The meeting provided an excellent forum for information exchange related to ongoing recovery actions and conservation needs of fishes in western Texas and southeastern New Mexico.  Participants also discussed the latest conservation efforts and research for several fishes that are species of concern.

Contact Info: Bill Seawell, 512 490-0057, bill_seawell@fws.gov



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