Conserving the Nature of America
 Monarch butterfly. Credit: Joanna Gilkeson / USFWS
Monarch butterfly. Credit: Joanna Gilkeson / USFWS

$3.3M Goes to Projects to Support Monarch Butterflies

August 24, 2016
Monarch butterflies will get help throughout the nation, thanks to $3.3 million in grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund. The awards will support the restoration of approximately 16,000 acres of habitat in areas identified by experts as key to the recovery of monarch butterfly populations. The Service was awarded more than $1 million for projects in the Midwest.
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Kendra Chan. Credit: USFWS
Kendra Chan. Credit: USFWS

Summer Fellowship Student Flexing Her Mussels

August 19, 2016
Often overlooked, freshwater mussels are among the more understudied yet ecologically important organisms in aquatic ecosystems.  They are getting some much needed conservation assistance from Kendra Chan, a 2016 Directorate Fellow assigned to the Pacific Region’s Fish and Aquatic Conservation Office. 
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Snowy Egrets at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS
Snowy Egrets at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS

Join us in Celebrating the Landmark Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

August 16, 2016
One hundred years ago, the first Migratory Bird Treaty was signed between the United States and Canada, marking an historic moment in international wildlife conservation. Today, the two nations celebrate the monumental success of this agreement in bringing many birds back from the brink. The treaty provided a model for similar agreements with other nations and paved the way for regulations that continue to protect birds and their habitats today in the face of many new challenges. Learn more about how you can help celebrate, enjoy and protect our winged friends.
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