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A Double-crested cormorant standing on the edge of a log as it begins to spread it's wings.
Double-crested cormorant. Credit: USFWS

Service Proposes Rule on Cormorant Management

June 05, 2020

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.

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A Brewer's sparrow perched on a Wyoming big sagebrush at Seedskadee NWR in Wyoming.

Species like the Brewer's sparrow will benefit from conservation projects funded by the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act. Credit: Tom Koerner/USFWS

Migratory Birds to Benefit from $25 Million in Federal and Matching Funding Throughout the Americas

June 01, 2020

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.

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Aerial view of the Prairie Pothole region.

The Prairie Pothole region is dotted with wetlands of all sizes, and is known as America's duck factory because it supports the majority of North America’s breeding ducks. Credit: USFWS

Talk on the Wild Side Podcast Celebrates Wetlands

May 29, 2020

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.

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