August 9, 2012
Endangered Species Bulletin Highlights Partnerships in Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery
Vanessa Kauffman, (703) 358-2138
Securing the long-term future of our Nation’s native fish, wildlife, and plant resources and the habitats in which they depend is a responsibility we all share. A variety of groups and individuals, from across the country, support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Endangered Species Program in its efforts to ensure that America’s most vulnerable species are protected.
The latest edition of the Endangered Species Bulletin illustrates that conservation successes are rarely achieved through the actions of a few, but rather the collaborative work of many. Partnerships for protecting and recovering endangered and threatened species occur between the Service and other federal and state fish and wildlife agencies, state governments, conservation groups, American Indian tribes, the business community and private landowners.
Here is a sampling of stories in this edition:
Thomas H. White, Jr., Ivan Llerandi-Román, and Felipe Cano reflect on the success of three agencies in leveraging each other’s strengths to achieve great results in promoting Puerto Rican parrot recovery.
Jane Hendron pens a piece on the historic collaborative effort to remove feral cats from California’s San Nicholas Island to benefit the federally endangered western snowy plover and other bird species that nest on the island.
Leonard T. DeShield, Jr. writes about the project to restore Chinook salmon and steelhead trout to the Upper Hancock Spring Channel in north-central Washington.
The Endangered Species Bulletin is available exclusively online at http://www.fws.gov/endangered/news/bulletin.html. Updated bimonthly to ensure timely updates regarding endangered and threatened species issues, each edition will include an in-depth feature article coupled with several supporting articles, a live news feed, plus other new and social media offerings. To be notified when a new edition has been published, sign up for our list-serv by clicking on “E-Mail List” on the Bulletin Web page. The Bulletin welcomes manuscripts on a wide range of topics related to endangered species. Please send an inquiry before drafting the article.
The Service is interested in your comments and suggestions about the Endangered Species Bulletin. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to Endangered Species Bulletin, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Suite 420, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203-1610. You can also contact us at 703-358-2171.
The Service is actively engaged with conservation partners and the public in the search for improved and innovative ways to conserve and recover imperiled species. To learn more about the Endangered Species Program, visit: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/ where you can download podcasts and find links to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.