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About Us | Partnerships in Conservation | U.S. Marine Corps Endangered Species Posters
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Armored Threat and Threatened Armor
The desert is a harsh environment, testing warriors and their armor; yet when the U.S. Marines fire and maneuver, they often find an armored friend - the threatened Desert Tortoise - already holding the high ground. The Marines, with the help of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are working to protect endangered species while maintaining military preparedness. One result: at Twentynine Palms, both armored threat and threatened armor are ready for the future. That's what happens when some of your best friends are Marines.
Lean Green Fighting Machine
At Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC, some of the finest Marines are trained. They test their strength as they maneuver through some of the most challenging environmental conditions, mud, swamps, insects, and heat. Sharing that environment is the once endangered American alligator. The Marines, with the help of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are working to protect endangered and sensitive species while maintaining military preparedness. The result at Parris Island is two species of Lean Green Fighting Machines are thriving! That's what happens when some of your best friends are Marines.
Leathernecks Saving Leatherbacks
Masters of Amphibious Assault
Operation RCW: The New Air-Ground Team
Teamwork between air and ground forces is critical to the success of the U.S. Marine Corps, but when Marines take the field at Camp Lejeune, they often find the red-cockaded woodpecker already controls the sky. That's because the Marines, teaming up with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proving that a first-rate military force can train while protecting endangered species. One result: the red-cockaded woodpecker is thriving at Camp Lejeune. That's what happens when your best friends are Marines.
Small Whorled - Big Mission
The small whorled pogonia is not easily detected, a precise and delicately skillful plant that self- pollinates once a year, forming thousands of minute seeds, where the flowers last only a few days. The Marines train to share these subtle characteristics, to infiltrate an environment, skillfully undetected, complete the mission, and then disappear. In partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Marines work to protect ecosystems while sustaining military preparedness. The result at Marine Corps Base Quantico is the largest number of small whorled pogonia colonies in Virginia. That's what happens when your best friends are Marines. [PDF 636KB]
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