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Pair of male African lions.

Service Seeks Grant Proposals from States for Conservation Projects

The Service is asking states to submit grant proposals for conservation projects that aid our most imperiled species. The grants are distributed under the Service's Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, authorized under Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act, which provides grants to help conserve listed species and species that are candidates for listing under the act. For fiscal year 2015, the President's budget requests $50 million in...
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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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Texas wild rice. Credit: Texas Parks and Widllife Department

The Suleiman Markhor of The Torghar Hills

The markhor is a species of wild goat that lives in extremely rugged terrain with precipitous cliffs, rocky caves, and bare rock surfaces interspersed with patches of arid, steppe vegetation. Historically, the straight-horned (or Suleiman) markhor inhabited the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan, just inside the Afghanistan border.
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Last updated: October 30, 2014