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  • Oregon Zoo condor is Making History

    The first wild-hatched condor in more than a century has survived to leave its nest and soar among the majestic rock formations in Pinnacles National Park, California!  Read about its connection to the Oregon Zoo here!


  • Wolverine Comment Period Reopens

    The public comment period for the proposal to list North American Wolverine as threatened under the Endangered Species Act has reopened.  USFWS is seeking any scientific or commercial information on this species.  The comment period closes November 17, 2016.

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  • Gray Wolf Killed Illegally

    A $5000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for killing a federally protected gray wolf near Summer Lake, Oregon.  It is a violation of the ESA to kill a gray wolf, which is listed as endangered in the western 2/3rds of the state.  

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  • Helping Butterflies Recover

    Biologists recently captured a small number of female Oregon silverspot butterflies and brought them to the Oregon Zoo so they could lay their eggs and develop under optimal conditions for later release back into their natural habitat. Captive propogation not only supplements wild populations but also allows for retintroduction into the butterfly's former range.   

    Read about the Zoo's captive propagation project

  • Apply Now for Wetland Restoration Grants

    The 2017 Grant Cycle for the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grant program is accepting applications until November 3. Find additional details about how to apply here.

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Proposed Safe Harbor Agreement for Northern Spotted Owl

The 30-day public comment period is open until 10/31/2016 for the Draft SHA between Roseburg Resources Co. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The Service's Environmental Assessment addressing the permit action is also open to public comment.  Go to the official Federal Register notice.

Draft Safe Harbor Agreement Environmental Assessment

Species Listing Activity

  • Columbian White Tailed Deer Moves from Endangered to Threatened

    We celebrate this giant step towards recovery with our partners, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, the states of Washington and Oregon, conservation groups and volunteers. Two of our National Wildlife Refuges played a key role - The Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-tailed Deer and Ridgefield NWR.

    Read the news release.

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