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Rancher Frank Imhof stands in a field as cattle graze nearby
Rancher Frank Imhof Sr. grazes his cattle at the Warm Springs Unit of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Julie Kitzenberger

Nature's Good Neighbors: Grazing Operation at Refuge is a ‘Cud’ Above

June 22, 2018
Through an agreement between the Imhof family and the Fish and Wildlife Service, the ranching family graze their cattle on non-native grasses at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Fremont, California. With this arrangement, they’re keeping alive a ranching heritage in a densely populated area. The grazing, in turn, offers a host of benefits for wildlife.  
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Service wildlife inspectors examine passenger baggage with Customs officers at Los Angeles International Airport.
Service wildlife inspectors examine passenger baggage with Customs officers at Los Angeles International Airport.

Service, Global Wildlife Officers Bring the Thunder in Worldwide Anti-trafficking Effort

June 21, 2018
Snakes, songbirds and monkeys are just a few live species law enforcement officers from around the globe intercepted during Operation Thunderstorm. They also found shells, skins and other parts of protected species, and dangerous injurious species such as the giant African land snails, which were seized in New York.  
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A bicolored striped-sweat bee pollinates a sunflower
A bicolored striped-sweat bee pollinates a sunflower.

Have a Mouthwatering Pollinator Week

June 18, 2018
Today is the start of National Pollinator Week. Pollinators are a vital part of not only nature but also farming. The economic value of native pollinators in the United States is estimated at $3 billion a year, but they do it for FREE! Let’s meet some favorite summer foods and their pollinators.
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