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Conserving the Nature of America

New Film Showcases Effort to Combat Trafficking of Scarlet Macaws

March 26, 2019
In the dangerous Moskitia region of Honduras, poachers seek out the chicks and eggs of wild scarlet macaws. Their goal: sell them in the lucrative illegal pet trade. To counter the traffickers, brave community members, with the support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have united to patrol and protect the nests. Poachers and Protectors: The Story of Scarlet Macaws in Honduras puts a spotlight on the wildlife trafficking crisis in Latin America, and introduces us to some of the heroes who are willing to risk it all for these birds.
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Cattle herd behind wired fence.
Allowing adjacent landowners to use district lands is a way we could help our neighbors and protect the cattle they depend on,” says Brad Krohn, project leader for the Rainwater Basin Waterfowl Management District. Credit: Brad Krohn/USFWS

After Flooding, Service Staff Make Room for Neighbors’ Cattle

March 21, 2019
Recent flooding in Nebraska left fields used for winter pasture full of mud too deep for cattle to walk through. Staff at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District have been helping two neighboring ranchers with emergency grazing, welcoming more than 400 animals onto waterfowl production areas on higher ground.
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teenage boy, left, and adult male, right, fishing in shallow stream, kneel and hold a fish.
Navy veteran Chad Brown, right, founder of Soul River Inc. Runs Wild, pairs vets with inner-city youth on fishing trips to promote healing. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge near Portland, Oregon, partners with Soul River. Credit: Courtesy of Chad Brown/Soul River Inc.

11 Ways Wildlife Refuges Make Life Better

March 21, 2019
Even if you’ve never set foot on one of the country’s 567 national wildlife refuges, you’ve probably benefited from its existence.
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