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2008 Press Releases

 

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December
30    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces the Availability of the Draft Economic Analysis and a Public Hearing Associated with Critical Habitat Designation for the Alabama Sturgeon  
18    Florida Panther Recovery Plan, Third Revision Available  
12    Ultralight Migration Leads Endangered Whooping Cranes into Alabama – A First for the Migration  
  Fort Lauderdale Caviar Dealer Convicted in International Smuggling Operation  
  Ultralight Migration Leads 14 Endangered Whooping Cranes over the Skies of Tennessee  
  Ultralight Migration Leads 14 Endangered Whooping Cranes over the Skies of Kentucky  
November
12    Draft Economic Analysis of Impacts Associated with Proposed Critical Habitat for the Louisiana Black Bear Available for Public Comment  
October
21    Critical Habitat Designated for Wintering Piping Plover  
15    November 4th, a day to begin Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival  
14    Final Environmental Assessment for Interagency Florida Panther Response Plan Available  
  Extension of Comment Period and Notice of Public Hearing on the Proposed Change in Status and Critical Habitat Designation for the Flatwoods Salamander  
September
30    Hurricane Gustav Creates Numerous Small Oil Spills in the Gulf -- Response Team Works to Save Oiled Brown Pelicans  
18    Supplemental Information on the Proposed Change in Status and Critical Habitat Designation for the Flatwoods Salamander  
17    Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge is Closed due to Hurricane Ike Damages  
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Praises EPA Decision on Yazoo Pumps  
August
22    Snakehead eradication meeting Sept. 18 in Brinkley  
28    Trout Travails Treated with $3 Million in Fish Aid -- Southeast Nets $666,430 for Restoration  
19    Fish and Wildlife Service Recommends Change in Endangered Species Act Status for Caribbean Fern  
14    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comment on Eagle Permit Assessment  
13    Proposed Change in Status and Critical Habitat Designation for the Flatwoods Salamander  
12    Fort Lauderdale Orchid Dealer Convicted in International Smuggling Operation  
6     Keys Commerical Lobster Operation Results in Search, Seizures and Arrest  
6     Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Five-Year Review Regarding Status of Three Endangered Southeastern Mussels  
July
29    Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 20 Species  
27    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Start Bird Hazing Operations  
26    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Actions at Louisiana Oil Spill  
23    Service Seeks Proposals from States for 2009 Endangered Species Grants  
11    Two Defendants Sentenced in “Operation Stone Duck” for Methamphetamine Sale and Illegal Deer Hunting  
  Two Defendants Sentenced in “Operation Stone Duck” for Methamphetamine Sale and Illegal Deer Hunting  
  Southwest Florida Maritime Task Force Cooperative Manatee Enforcement Effort Slated for July 4th – July 6th, 2008  
June
27    Harvest Strategy for Scaup Set  
18    SAFE for Bears and Landowners  
17    Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Puerto Rican Parrot Available for Review  
11    Fire Sends Wildlife 'House' Hunting  
11    Service Proposes to Expand Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges  
  Arrest Made in Illegal Killing of a Black Bear in Mississippi  
  Fish and Wildlife Service Completes Biological Opinion on Corps’ Revised Interim Operations Plan at Woodruff Dam  
May
30    Draft Revised Recovery Plan for the Northwest Atlantic Loggerhead Sea Turtle Available for Review  
28    Secretary Kempthorne Presents Presidential and Departmental Awards to Interior Executives  
27    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Critical Habitat Designation for the Alabama Sturgeon  
22    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces New Project Leader at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge  
20    Service Issues Rule to Grandfather Pre-existing Endangered Species Act  
15    FWS Announces Revised Critical Habitat Proposal for Wintering Piping Plover  
12    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Presents 2007 Southeastern Regional Director’s Conservation Awards  
  Interior Department Awards Grants to States to Conserve Imperiled Wildlife  
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Critical Habitat for the Louisiana Black Bear  
April
28    Illegal Import of Skull & Leopard Skin Leads to $20,000 Fine for Violating Endangered Species Act  
25    Fort Lauderdale Caviar Dealer Charged in International Smuggling Operation  
23    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Grants to 27 States for Sewage Pumpout Facilities for Boaters  
23    Philadelphia, MS Pawn Shop Owner Sentenced for Selling Eagle Feathers  
16    Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status Reviews of 18 Florida Species  
  Flooding Closes Turkey Season at White River National Wildlife Refuge, Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge, and units 1 and 3 of Cache River National Wildlife Refuge  
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 2008 Georgia Junior Duck Stamp Student Art Competition Winners  
March
28    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces 2007 Recovery Champion Awards -- Two recipients Awarded in Florida for Sea Turtle Work  
25    Major Agreement for Vieques Cleanup Finalized  
21    $6.2 Million Will Go to 38 Native American Projects in 18 States for Wide Range of Conservation Work  
20    Secretary Kempthorne Announces $57.9 Million in Grants to Support Land Acquisition and Conservation Planning for Endangered Species  
17    Ed Winddancer Sentenced to $5,000 Ffine and Year's Probation for Possessing and Trading American Bald Eagle Feathers  
17    Medicine Disposal Partnership will Encourage Public to Flush Less, Crush More  
  Public Invited to Celebrate Re-Opening of the Wetland Walkway on Sabine National Wildlife Refuge and the Creole Nature Trail  
  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Launches Let’s Go Outside!  
February
28    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service Means Business  
20    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Teams with Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to Support Bird Watching  
20    Inspection Fee Increases, New Requirements Proposed for Wildlife Trade  
20    Public Comment Period Opens on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposal to Delist Brown Pelican Throughout its Range  
20    Student wildlife art contest entries for the Junior Duck Stamp Competition due March 15, 2008  
13    Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne Announces Grants to 15 States to Improve Recreational Boating Infrastructure  
11    Stan Garner New National Wildlife Refuge System Law Enforcement Chief for the Southeast Region  
11    Something is killing our bats: The white–nose syndrome mystery  
  Secretary Kempthorne Announces Proposal to Remove the Brown Pelican from the Endangered Species List  
  President’s $2.2 Billion Budget Request for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2009 Supports Bird Conservation, Other Key Conservation Priorities  
January
30    Tuscaloosa Man Sentenced for Baiting Mourning Doves for Hunters  
30    Bald eagle shot in Palm Beach County  
28    Ultralight-led Whooping Cranes Arrive at Florida Wintering Grounds  
18    Broward Men Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Attempt to Harass, Capture and Kill Protected Manatee  
15    Whooping Crane Migration Enters Florida  
  Whooping Cranes and Ultralights Heading Through Georgia  

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