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Brown and black spotted lizard in grassy area.
Recent research confirms several thriving populations of the Plateau spot-tailed earless lizard across its historical range in the Edwards Plateau region of Central and West Texas.
A northern cardinal, one of the species of birds recovered during the investigation into migratory songbird trafficking
This week, a federal grand jury returned indictments charging six in Houston with illegal trafficking of migratory songbirds. The birds are often used in singing competitions in which the participating owners gamble thousands of dollars on the winning bird.
a small rodent with a long thin tail and large rear feet
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the Texas kangaroo rat, a small nocturnal rodent in north-central Texas, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Service is also proposing designating 597,069 acres in five Texas counties as critical habitat that...
Kemp's Ridley sea turtle basks in the beach sun
With sea turtle nesting season beginning along the Texas coast in early April, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is urging everyone using Texas beaches to do their part to help detect and protect threatened and endangered sea turtles on the beach.
Adam Comer holds up small fish hooked while microfishing.
A popular fishing goal is hooking large fish, often called lunkers in the angling community. Anglers tell fish¬¬ tales about the big one that got away and some even practice holding a fish closer to the camera to make it look larger in photos. However, a growing number of anglers are embracing the...
windmill and flowers in the prairie
This year, the Service’s Southwest Region Science Applications Program and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, USGS, the American Bird Conservancy and other partners are launching a new landscape-scale Grassland Effectiveness Monitoring (GEM) protocol to help quantify the effectiveness of a...
Texas kangaroo rat
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing a programmatic Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the Texas kangaroo rat. The 10-year agreement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) involves private landowners with agricultural and farming operations to...
Houston toad
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing the availability of a revised recovery plan for the Houston toad, one of the first amphibians to be protected under the Endangered Species Act and one of Texas’ most critically endangered species.
Several Texas fatmucket mussels rest on a sandy beach.
To the uninitiated, they simply look like rocks in a creek bottom. The inconspicuous outward appearance of freshwater mussels belies all the beauty within of how they live. A gathering in Austin, Texas, on November 14 and 15, 2017 punctuated the point that mussel conservation is important to Texans.

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