Strengthened Partnership to Prevent Extinctions from Islands
April 29, 2015: On the final day of the Trilateral Committee annual meeting, the Service strengthened its 17-year old partnership with the non-governmental organization Island Conservation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU promotes a coordinated approach to removing invasive alien species from islands - an action that can help prevent extinctions of iguanas, lizards, and a number of other species. Read more in a joint blog by Bryan Arroyo, the Service’s Assistant Director for International Affairs, and Gregg Howald, North American Regional Director for Island Conservation.
Historical Progress for Bats, this Bat Appreciation Day
April 17, 2015: For the first time in history, North American nations have formalized their shared commitment to bat conservation. At this week’s Trilateral Committee annual meeting, wildlife leaders representing Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a Letter of Intent to strengthen cooperation, coordination and information-sharing related to the conservation and management of more than 150 bat species across all the three nations. Celebrate National Bat Appreciation Day by reading and sharing our latest blog!
Girl Scouts and North American Conservation Leaders Grow Strategies for Saving Monarch Butterfly
April 16, 2015: Conservation leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States joined forces with Girl Scout troops yesterday to plant 80 native milkweed plants for monarch butterflies at the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Conservation of the monarch butterfly is one of the priorities discussed at this week’s 20th annual meeting of the Canada/Mexico/U.S. Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management in San Diego, California. Visit the Director’s blog and event photo album to learn more.
The United States and Mexico Continue to Work Tirelessly Towards Recovery of the California Condor
April 15, 2015:The California condor is one of the species of common conservation concern discussed at the annual meeting of the Canada/Mexico/U.S. Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management - held this week in San Diego, California. Historically, the California condor's range covered most of North America. By 1982, only 22 survived in the wild. Learn how Mexican and U.S. conservation leaders are working hard to bring the California condor back in our latest blog.
Honoring Mexican Conservation Heroes
April 8, 2015: As Canada, Mexico and the United States engage in collaborative conservation during the upcoming week’s Canada/Mexico/US Trilateral Committee for Wildlife and Ecosystem Conservation and Management, we are proud to highlight three conservation leaders affiliated with our Mexico Program, which has provided funds for 351 grants in Mexico totaling more than $11 million and raising an additional $26 million in leveraged funds. Read more about three of our Mexican conservation heroes in our blog.