Welcome to That's a Wrap, a weekly round up of what's been going on in and around the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! Every Friday, we'll supply you with the best news and info you'll need before heading out the door for the weekend.
And now, a disclaimer! We can't gather all of these lovely tidbits ourselves, so some of our links will take you away from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife website. We will never knowingly link to anything malicious, but we are obliged to tell you to be careful out there.
This week in the Service ...
... a big game outfitter in Colorado was convicted of six Lacey Act violations
... Interior Secretary Ken Salazar dedicated two new wildlife refuges in New Mexico
... and we're saying a big thank you to the Detroit Tigers, who kicked off their partnership with our Wildlife Without Borders program this past week
In other news ...
... scientists have discovered tiny sea creatures that have been living on dead clam shells for over 500 million years (Science, Space and Robots)
... climate change is affecting the habitats of marine predators -- and, thus, affecting us (WaPo)
... and poachers of wild ginsing are getting bolder as prices skyrocket (WaPo)
Pic of the Week
Our annual Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest is happening this weekend. Who will win? Find out this Saturday!
Meet the Brant, one of the eligible species for the 2012 Duck Stamp Contest. (Photo: USFWS)