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Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, successfully recovered due to efforts of stakeholders and the Endangered Species Act. Photo Credit: Guy WilleyDelmarva Fox Squirrel Leaps Off Endangered Species List

Due to the successful conservation efforts of states, landowners, conservation groups and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel has been recovered and will be delisted from the Endangered Species Act. The recovery was announced by Department of Interior official Michael Bean and Sen. Tom Carper (DE) today at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, Delaware.
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Featured Species

Channel Island fox. Credit: NPS

Channel Island Fox

Four of the six subspecies of island fox on California's Channel Islands – the San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cataline island foxs – were listed as endangered in 2004 following catastrophic population declines...

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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 U.S. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana...

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Partnership Stories

Chinook salmon. Credit: Dan Cox/USFWS

California Drought: Protecting Salmon

NOAA Fisheries, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, water control agencies and private landowners come together to find ways to ration water for endangered salmon survival during the California drought...
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Last updated: November 13, 2015