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More than 40 miles of the Mississippi River headwaters flow through the Camp Ripley Sentinel Landscape.Foxes on Three California Islands Saved from Extinction in Record Time Thanks to Conservation Partnership

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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Featured Species

Channel Island fox. Credit: NPS

Channel Island Fox

Four of the six subspecies of island fox on California's Channel Islands – the San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cataline island foxs – were listed as endangered in 2004 following catastrophic population declines...

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California condor. Credit: USFWS

Condor Watch

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild...

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Indiana bat

Indiana Bat

Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the U.S. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana...

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Partnership Stories

CPrairie Butterfly. Credit: Dakota skipper by USFWS PhilDelphey 2012.

Prairie Butterfly Conservation

Morrie's and the Minnesota Zoo are working together to help endangered and special concern butterflies. Prairie Butterfly Conservation includes watching for special concern species as well as tagging Monarch Butterflies before they migrate to Mexico in the fall.
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Last updated: August 15, 2016