The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the emperor penguin, a flightless seabird endemic to Antarctica, as threatened with a 4(d) rule under the Endangered Species Act. Climate change, specifically melting sea ice, is the primary threat to the species.
Despite late June’s hazardous heat at Columbia River Gorge National Fish Hatcheries in the Pacific Northwest, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff and partners at the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and the Yakama Nation worked together to safely transfer 348,000 spring Chinook salmon to a hatchery with cooler water, and release 7.15 million juvenile upriver bright fall Chinook salmon eight days ahead of schedule so they could reach the Pacific Ocean before river temperature hit the danger range.
A community in Georgia forced off land that later became Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge is holding a three-day observance this week stressing the community’s connection to the area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has entered into a partnership with the descendants of the community to amplify the voices of those who lived on the land before it was a refuge.
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