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Male greater sage-grouse struts for female at a mating ground or "lek" near Bodie, California. Credit: Jeannie Stafford / USFS

Unprecedented Conservation Partnership Keeps Bi-State Sage-Grouse Off Endangered Species list

Thanks to the successful efforts of local, state and federal stakeholders, today Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bi-State population of greater sage-grouse in Nevada and California has a bright future and does not require listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Secretary Jewell joined USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie, ...
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Featured Species

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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Humpback chub. Credit: USFWS

Vaquita | Saving the Desert Porpoise

Vaquitas, also known as the "Gulf of California porpoise" or "Cochito," are elusive and timid members of the porpoise family. The species is on the brink of extinction, with less than 200 animals remaining in the wild...
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Last updated: April 21, 2015