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Paul Meyers is a 2015 Recovery Champion award recipient, honored by the Service for his contribution to Columbian white-tailed deer recovery.Service Announces Endangered Species Recovery Champion Awards

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced recipients of the 2015 Recovery Champion award, which honors Service employees and partners for outstanding efforts to conserve and protect endangered and threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants. Altogether, 34 individuals and teams were honored as Recovery Champions for work to conserve species ranging from the polar bear, Columbia white-tail deer and Houston toad.
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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

Local aircraft. Credit: Seabird Protection Network

Seabird Protection Network: Restoration to Recovery Through Partnerships & Collaboration

Numerous organizations are working together to raise awareness about the impacts of low-flying aircraft on seabirds. The Seabird Protection Network shares a successful example of how conservationists and the local aviation community came together to protect breeding and nesting seabirds along California's coast...
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Last updated: May 20, 2016