Miami blue butterfly. Credit: Molly McCarter / USFWS
DOI Announces $3.74 Million to 12 States for Species Recovery
March 17, 2017
More than $3.7 million in funding will support nine projects on 12 national wildlife refuges across 12 states to help recover some of the nation’s most at-risk species on or near national wildlife refuges. Species to benefit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Cooperative Recovery Initiative program include the Miami blue butterfly, ocelots, Puritan tiger beetles, masked bobwhite and spectacled eiders. Since 2013, the Service has funded 66 projects for nearly $27 million through the CRI.
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