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 ...
... we learned about how Refuges are helping fur seals and manatees recover.
... we added a rare plant to the Endangered Species list.
... and we learned why Alaska keeps Director Dan Ashe hopping!
In other news ...
... Experts have issued a warning about skyrocketing food prices in the wake of the worst drought in half a century (NYT)
... Dozens of bloated rodent corpses have washed ashore in the wake of Hurricane Issac (i09)
... and poaching is soaring because of China's demand for ivory (NPR)
Pic of the Week
Our Follow the Ferret campaign has begun! Head on over to the National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center page on Facebook to learn more!
And before you go ...