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2014 News Releases

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Eastern North Carolina Red Wolf Population Under Review

Focus Group Sessions Scheduled


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Expands Urban Conservation Program

New Projects Will Help Communities, Teach Kids, Restore Ties to Nature

8/25/14 Service Designates Critical Habitat for Three Endangered Plants
8/14/14 Three Mississippi Men Charged After Louisiana Black Bear Killed
8/13/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offers Online Information Sessions On Proposal to List Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered
8/11/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lists the Florida Leafwing and Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak Butterflies as Endangered, and Designates Critical Habitat
8/01/14 Service Protects Three Plants Under Endangered Species Act


7/22/14 NFWF Announces $3.38 Million in Grants to Further Restore Longleaf Ecosystem
America’s Longleaf Restoration Initiative Celebrates Five Years of Success
7/17/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Provides $5.6 Million in Grants to 12 States for Conservation Projects
7/16/14 Service Awards $16.6 Million in Grants to Support Recreational Boating and Clean Water in 21 States - Southeast Region Gets $4.9 Million
7/14/14 Service Announces Draft Economic Analysis for Florida Brickell-bush and Carter’s Small-flowered Flax Proposed Critical Habitat Designation
7/10/14 Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge’s River Road Will Be Closed for Improvements Beginning July 28
7/09/14 Reward offered for information on endangered tern deaths
7/09/14 NOAA, FWS Establish Critical Habitat for Loggerhead Sea Turtles in Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
7/07/14 A Profile in Courage at Cape Romain Refuge
7/03/14 Florida Keys Resident Charged With Illegally Trafficking In Marine Life
7/01/14 Petitioned Action on West Indian Manatee May Be Warranted


6/30/14 FWS Biologist Uses Innovative Artificial Nesting “Trees” to Help Recover the Wood Stork
6/26/14 Secretary Jewell Announces Conservation Success Story in Down-listing of Wood Stork
Thirty Year Recovery Effort Has Brought Bird Back from Brink of Extinction
6/24/14 Anderson South Carolina Man Sentenced for Dove Baiting
6/20/14 Service Begins Process of Reviewing Eagle Management Objectives, Non-Purposeful Take Permits
6/18/14 Two Men Sentenced for Harassing Manatees
6/17/14 Service to Hold Open House to Announce Fishing Improvements and Other Management Activities at Lake Mattamuskeet
6/11/14 Fungus that Causes Deadly Bat Disease Discovered in Mississippi
6/05/14 Endangered Schaus’ Swallowtail Butterfly Release in Biscayne National Park
6/05/14 $7,500 Reward Offered for Information in Death of a Bald Eagle in Montgomery, Alabama
6/02/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Coast Guard, and Responsible Party Responds to 50-Barrel Oil Spill on Delta National Wildlife Refuge with Controlled Burn


5/28/14 Large Alligator Struck and Killed on US 64 on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
5/28/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Estimates Economic Impact of Critical Habitat Designations for Three Southern Plants
5/21/14 Recovery Plan for Endangered Golden Sedge Available
5/20/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comments on Draft Economic Analysis, Re-opens Comment Period on Proposal to Designate Critical Habitat for Three Caribbean Plants
5/16/14 Organizations Across South Step Up to Keep Plant Off Endangered Species List
5/14/14 Agencies Announce Public Meeting on Federal Trout Hatchery Funding
5/14/14 Southeast Regional Director Cindy Dohner Stands Up for Exceptional Conservation Work at Congressional Hearing (link to Dohner's testimony, PDF)
5/13/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Comment Period on Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Neosho Mucket and Rabbitsfoot
5/13/14 State and Federal Agencies Work to Ensure Endangered Species Act Protections are Not Needed
5/8/14 Service Re-opens Comment Period for the Georgia Rockcress Proposed Listing and Critical Habitat and Announces Economic Analysis
5/7/14 Service Considers Economic Impact of Proposed Critical Habitat Designations for Florida leafwing and Bartram’s scrub-hairstreak butterflies
5/5/14 U.S. Fish and Service Lists Kentucky Glade cress and Designates Critical Habitat


4/30/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Honors U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Innovative Landscape-Level Conservation Approach
4/23/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tables Proposal to Expand the Acquisition Boundaries of Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges
- Previously Scheduled Public Meetings Cancelled -
4/18/14 White River National Wildlife Refuge Renamed in Honor of Dale Bumpers
4/17/14 Public Comment to be Reopened on Proposed Critical Habitat for Two Federally Protected Mussel Species
4/16/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Presents First Annual Fire Safety Award
4/15/14 Idaho Aquarium Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life
4/15/14 Michigan Aquarium Employee Sentenced for Illegal Trafficking of Marine Life
4/11/14 $7,500 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killing in Louisiana
4/9/14 2014 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners Chosen!
4/3/14 Service Grants $47 Million to States, Territories for At-Risk Species
4/3/14 Service reopens comment period on proposal to protect red knot under Endangered Species Act
Shorebird flies up to 18,600 miles a year on 20-inch wingspan


3/26/14 Secretary Jewell Announces $1.1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies from Excise Taxes on Anglers, Hunters, and Boaters
3/25/14 Fish and Wildlife Service completes Biological Opinion and the Corps approves plan to raise Lake Cumberland water level
3/25/14 Public Meetings Scheduled for Expansion of the Acquisition Boundaries of Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges
3/25/14 Fish and Wildlife Service conducts five-year status reviews of 33 southeastern species
3/21/14 Federal and State Officials Request Assistance in Investigation of 2nd Gunshot Red Wolf of 2014
3/20/14 Coral Gables Resident Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced for Possession of Migratory Birds
3/13/14 The Service Announces Decision on Expansion of Felsenthal and Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuges
3/11/14 Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge to Hold Open House on March 20
3/7/14 Welcome to the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida
3/7/14 2014 Student Junior Duck Stamp Program Wildlife Art Contest Entries Due Postmarked by March 15th
3/6/14 Service Announces 2014 Expansion of Hunting, Fishing Opportunities in National Wildlife Refuge System
3/6/14 President Requests $1.5 Billion in Fiscal Year 2015 for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
3/5/14 Go Birding on a Refuge This Month to Help Save a Species
Birders, citizen scientists sought to participate in the Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz


2/27/14 $5,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killing
2/27/14 Thrifty Conservation Effort At Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge Benefits Threatened Black Bear In Mississippi
2/18/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Continuing to Help in Dan River Coal Ash Spill
2/13/14 Three Louisiana Residents Charged with Federal Lacey Act Violations
2/7/14 $5,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Killing
2/4/14 Fish and Wildlife Service Reopens Public Comment Period on Spring Pygmy Sunfish Critical Habitat Designation


1/29/14 Saving the World’s Most Endangered Lizards
New Collaboration for Caribbean Island Iguana Conservation
1/29/14 White-nose syndrome confirmed in Marion County bats
Arkansas becomes 23rd state to confirm deadly disease in bats
1/29/14 Corps, Fish & Wildlife Service address compliance requirements at Lake Cumberland
1/24/14 Reward in Now at $15,250 for Information on Whooping Crane Shot in Kentucky
1/23/14 Secretary Jewell, Director Ashe Announce $16.5 Million in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands
1/16/14 Whooping Crane Shot in Kentucky - Over $7,000 Reward Offered
1/13/14 Federal and State Officials Request Assistance in Investigation of Gunshot Red Wolf
1/9/14 Secretary Jewell Highlights Everglades Restoration as Part of Administration’s Commitment to Landscape-Level Conservation
1/7/14 Endangered Whooping Cranes Arrive at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, FL on Aircraft-guided Flight
1/7/14 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for the Cape Sable Thoroughwort
1/6/14 Service Considers Economic Impact of Critical Habitat Designation for Kentucky Glade Cress Reopens Proposed Listing Comment Period


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