Conserving the Nature of America
Kendra Chan. Credit: USFWS
Kendra Chan. Credit: USFWS

Summer Fellowship Student Flexing Her Mussels

August 19, 2016
Often overlooked, freshwater mussels are among the more understudied yet ecologically important organisms in aquatic ecosystems.  They are getting some much needed conservation assistance from Kendra Chan, a 2016 Directorate Fellow assigned to the Pacific Region’s Fish and Aquatic Conservation Office. 
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Snowy Egrets at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS
Snowy Egrets at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: USFWS

Join us in Celebrating the Landmark Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial

August 16, 2016
One hundred years ago, the first Migratory Bird Treaty was signed between the United States and Canada, marking an historic moment in international wildlife conservation. Today, the two nations celebrate the monumental success of this agreement in bringing many birds back from the brink. The treaty provided a model for similar agreements with other nations and paved the way for regulations that continue to protect birds and their habitats today in the face of many new challenges. Learn more about how you can help celebrate, enjoy and protect our winged friends.
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Island Fox Recovery video. Credit: USFWS
Island Fox Recovery video. Credit: USFWS

Foxes on Three California Islands Saved from Extinction in Record Time Thanks to Conservation Partnership

August 11, 2016
Foxes that are unique to three Channel Islands off the southern coast of California went into the record books today having achieved the fastest-ever recovery of a mammal in the history of the Endangered Species Act. The three subspecies of Channel Island fox were declared saved from extinction today following a collaborative conservation effort spanning 12 years.
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