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An FY 2016 grant to the State of Hawaii will help permanently protect 969 acres to support the recovery of numerous endangered Hawaiian birds, as well as minimize sedimentation of the near shore ecosystem and the Nation's largest fringing coral reef. Some of America's Rarest Species Receive Further Protection with Critical $44.8 Million Investment

Threatened and endangered species in 20 states will benefit from $44.8 million in grants from the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF). CESCF is authorized under Section 6 of the Endangered Species Act and enables states to work with private landowners, conservation groups and other government agencies to protect federally-listed species and their habitats.
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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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CPrairie Butterfly. Credit: Dakota skipper by USFWS PhilDelphey 2012.

Rare Animals, Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep - Yosemite Nature

Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are the rarest mountain sheep in North America. After the population dropped to around 100 animals in 1995, this unique sub-species was listed as an endangered species. In the spring of 2015, these charismatic animals were released into the heart of Yosemite for the first time in over 100 years.
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Last updated: September 15, 2016