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The White House. Credit: The White House
The White House. Credit: The White House

President Requests $1.3B for Service in FY 2020

March 18, 2019

President Donald Trump has proposed a budget of $1.3 billion in Fiscal Year 2020 to fund the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s principal resource management and conservation programs. An additional $1.5 billion in permanent funding is administered to states through grants that support state wildlife and sport fish conservation, recreational boating and related programs. The President’s Budget invests in outdoor recreational opportunities, improvements to the permitting processes and infrastructure, and work to recover species listed under the Endangered Species Act.
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Gray wolf.
The gray wolf. Credit: Gary Kramer/USFWS

Department of the Interior Celebrates Recovery of the Gray Wolf with Proposal to Return Management to States, Tribes

March 14, 2019
The gray wolf, an iconic species of the American West, had all but disappeared from landscape in the lower 48 states by the early 20th century. Now it roams free in nine states and is stable and healthy throughout its current range. This constitutes one of the greatest comebacks for an animal in U.S. conservation history. The Service is re-affirming the success of this recovery with a proposal to remove all gray wolves from protection under Endangered Species Act.
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A seal at Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
P is for this pinniped – in this case, a seal at Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Ian Shive/Tandem

Refuge Animals From A to Z

March 6, 2019
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conserves land and water on national wildlife refuges for more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species, and more than 1,000 species of fish.
The Refuge Animal Alphabet »