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A large brown raptor, an 'io (Hawaiian hawk), sits in a leafy and mossy tree.

'Io (Hawaiian hawk) Jack Jeffrey

Hawaiian Hawk Removed from List of Threatened and Endangered Species


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a final rule removing the ʻio (Hawaiian hawk) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife. The ʻio was listed in 1967. Since then, improved monitoring, partner-led landscape-level conservation efforts and the species’ demonstrated resilience now indicate it no longer meets the definition of threatened or endangered. 


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Federal Register Notice


Aurelia Skipwith visits Necedah National Wildlife Refuge

Aurelia Skipwith visits Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Credit: USFWS

Senate Confirms Aurelia Skipwith as Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Aurelia Skipwith as Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with a bipartisan vote of 52-39. Skipwith has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior since April 19, 2017. "I am truly honored to serve the American people under the leadership of President Trump and Secretary Bernhardt," says Service Director Skipwith.


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Leah Schrodt, Interpretive Lead with the Oregon Zoo Partnership, was recently awarded the Service's National Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Award
Leah Schrodt, Interpretive Lead with the Oregon Zoo Partnership, was recently awarded the Service's National Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Award USFWS

WONDERful News!!!


Leah Schrodt, Interpretive Lead with the Oregon Zoo Partnership, was recently awarded the Service's National Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Award. Leah was recognized for creating a visionary program in partnership with the Zoo that instills Rachel Carson's "sense of wonder" about the environment. Since 2016, Leah’s been leading us through this unique partnership and sharing our mission with the Zoo’s many visitors. Way to go Leah!!!



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