Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing a proposed rule and associated draft environmental impact statement to responsibly manage conflicts associated with double-crested cormorants in the United States. This is the latest in a series of actions the Service is taking regarding cormorant populations under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Twenty years ago, the passage of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act spurred new opportunities for innovation in bird conservation that continue today. This year, birds and people throughout the Americas will benefit from more than $4.8 million in federal funds matched by more than $21 million in partner contributions going to 34 collaborative conservation projects in 20 countries.
In celebration of the importance of wetlands, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created our first-ever national podcast dedicated exclusively to wetlands and all they do for people, plants and animals. It’s not just about the benefits that wetlands provide to all Americans, but the people that dedicate themselves to conserving wetlands and the species that depend on them, as well as 21st century threats and innovative conservation solutions.
|Fish and Wildlife Service Federal Register Notices Final Rule Proposed Rule Notice|
|06/05/2020. Migratory Bird Permits; Management of Conflicts Associated With Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) Throughout the United States|
|06/01/2020. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Removing San Benito Evening-Primrose (Camissonia benitensis)|
|05/08/2020. Revision of Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Duck Stamp) Contest Regulations|
|05/05/2020. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Endangered Status for the Island Marble Butterfly and Designation of Critical Habitat|
|04/30/2020. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Draft Kauai Islandwide Recovery Plan|