This year's Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest grand prize winner, Kentucky arrow darter, by David Starovoytov.
This year's Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest grand prize winner, Kentucky arrow darter, by David Starovoytov.

Winners Announced for 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest

April 20, 2015
Art of a Kentucky arrow darter by a sixth-grader from California received the Grand Prize in the 2015 Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest. The contest engages school children grades K–12 in expressing their appreciation for our nation's most imperiled wildlife, and is an integral part of the 10th annual national Endangered Species Day.
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Winning 2015 Junior Duck Stamp art. Credit: Andrew Kneeland
Winning 2015 Junior Duck Stamp art. Credit: Andrew Kneeland

Wyoming Youth Wins Junior Duck Stamp Contest

April 17, 2015
Andrew Kneeland, 17, of Rock Springs, WY, won the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest today with his acrylic painting of a pair of wood ducks. The entry was among 24,000 submitted to the 53 state Junior Duck Stamp contests, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Proceeds from sales of the $5 Junior Duck Stamp support environmental education.
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Conservation leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States sign the historic bat conservation Letter of Intent. Credit: Chris Tollefson / USFWS
Conservation leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States sign the historic bat conservation Letter of Intent. Credit: Chris Tollefson / USFWS

Bats to Benefit from Historic North American Agreement

April 17, 2015
For the first time in history, North American nations have formalized their shared interest in bat conservation. Last night, wildlife leaders representing Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a Letter of Intent that will promote monitoring, research and environmentally sustainable policies and practices that support bats and their habitats. The signing was a highlight of this week's annual meeting of the Canada/Mexico/U.S. Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management and comes at a time when bat populations across North America are increasingly threatened by the disease white-nose syndrome.
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